Here is how to make these wonderful chewy granola bars:
In a large bowl combine the following:
- 5 cups oat fashioned oats
- 5 cups crisped rice (preferably homemade)
I then put the whole bowl into a warm oven - this helps when it comes time to mix in the binding mixture because the bowl's heat makes it easier to stir longer.
Next, in a pot I put:
- 1/3 cup SUCANAT
- 1 jar brown rice syrup (about 1 heaping cup)
Heat to boiling while constantly mixing.
Remove from heat.
Add the following to the syrup mixture:
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup fermented peanut butter
Now take the bowl out of the oven and pour in the peanut butter/syrup mixture over the top and stir until everything is evenly distributed.
Grease a large pan with coconut oil and then press the mixture into the pan with wet hands (this keeps it from sticking to you).
Let cool and then serve.