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Chewy Granola Bars

My son has been showing an interest in helping mommy in the kitchen. At 2 years old, there’s a decision making process, to find a recipe that suitable. I imagine it will be awhile before he’s making kale and farro salads alongside his mom. He likes to help pour and mix the ingredients together. Then there’s the enjoyment of eating. I feel good about occasionally making homemade snack foods with a touch of sweetness.

Depending on the granola you select, these bars have whole grains, protein and fruit. The crunchy, chewy texture is pleasing to kids and adults alike. Make a batch of these to share with your running buddies post run.

Chewy Granola Bars


  • ½ cup peanut or almond butter
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups granola (your favorite kind)
  • ¼ cup raisins, chopped or other dried fruit


  1. Place the nut butter and brown rice syrup in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until warm, smooth and combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Place the cereal, granola and fruit in a bowl and stir to combine. Next pour the warm nut butter mixture into the granola bowl and mix.
  3. Press into a 8x8 pan and let cool before cutting into squares.

Source: Catherine McCord’s Weelicious

Aubrey SchultzAubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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