These bars contain white chocolate chips and dried cranberries to suit my family’s tastes. They would be equally delicious with dark chocolate chips or other additions.
60 grams white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place 90 grams of oats with 15 grams of puffed wheat cereal in the bowl of a food processor along with chocolate chips and craisins. Pulse a few times to break up the ingredients. Resist the urge to over process as this will change the consistency of the final granola bar. Add baking soda, sea salt, vanilla, flour, oil, honey, and brown rice syrup. Pulse just until combined. The mixture will form a soft dough that resembles a cookie dough in texture.
Place the dough in a bowl and fold in the remaining 15 grams of puffed wheat and 30 grams of oats until they are evenly mixed. Lightly press this mixture into the prepared 9×9 pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the bars are lightly browned on top. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Cut into bars and serve.