This is probably my favorite make-it-at-home-yourself recipe! Its easy to put together and makes 18 granola bars. When you compare that to the price of store bought granola bars with only 5 or 6 in the box, this definitely saves money. These are nice and chewy and you can add whatever you like to them. I often make them with chocolate chips because that's Ross' favorite, but we've also used craisins, butterscotch chips, or peanut butter chips (not all together). I store these in a container in the freezer so that they stay fresh. They thaw quickly enough that we just grab them out of the freezer and eat them. As you can see, they don't last long...
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick and 1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips or craisins (or any other seeds or nuts you want to add)
Mix well and press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 325 for 18-22 minutes. Use the bottom of a glass cup to press down again after they are done cooking. Slice and keep in the freezer. Makes 18 bars. Enjoy!