- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 cups quick oats
- ½ cup crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup trail mix
- ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
Bring sugar mixture just to a boil and then continue cooking, stirring constantly, for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until sugar dissolves.
Stir in oats and crispy rice cereal until evenly coated. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, pick out a handful of M&M’s from the trail mix and set aside.
Place parchment paper in the baking dish. Make sure the paper hangs over on either side so you can pull out the granola bars and cut them up with ease.
Once mixture has cooled slightly, fold in trail mix and press into the prepared dish.
Sprinkle M&M’s and chocolate chips over the top of the bars and use the bottom of a bowl or cup to press them into the bars.
Cut into bars and serve.
Equipment needed: Measuring cups and spoons, Medium saucepan, Wooden spoon, Parchment paper, Square baking dish – 8x8 in., Bowl or cup, Knife.