Healthy granola and rice crispy square hybrid squares…yum.

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If a rice crispie square had a baby with a chocolate granola bar, it would taste like these bars! Yummy!

I have always been good at rationalizing my food choices. For example, if I eat an organic salad with homemade balsamic dressing for lunch, it’s ok if I eat McDonald’s for dinner, because it balances out… Right?
You can look at these bars with the same logic, they are made with a little brown sugar, honey, organic oats, hemp hearts, and flax seeds… And that balances out the fact that I also added butter, rice crispies, chocolate chips, and marshmallows…right?
Well, they have got to be a little bit better for you than plain rice crispie squares! That’s the way I see it! Let’s call it optimism!

To make these, I started by melting a couple tablespoons of butter along with brown sugar and honey.

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Once that had melted a little, I added the marshmallows…

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I stirred until everything melted, then I added the oats, hemp, flaxseed, and rice crispies. I added a few tablespoons at a time until it became very hard to stir…

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Then, I let it sit for a minute and lined a pan with waxed paper. Then I mixed in a couple handfuls of chocolate chips, and quickly poured it into a pan before the chocolate chips could totally melt…

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And I packed down the mixture in the pan with my hands (greased up with a little butter first)

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Finally, I picked up the wax paper to take them out of the pan, and cut them into squares, while they were still soft and warm.

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Then I let them cool…

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Mmmmmmm… And the best part is they are fifty percent guilt free! Lol.

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