{No Bake} Cake Batter Granola Bars

September 17, 2014
Simple, fun, no bake granola bars made with cake batter..
So, last week, I was sharing about our pursuit into home ownership.  We had a bid accepted on a giant 100 year old house.  Well, the inspection took place over the weekend.  It was a little nerve racking. Apparently, our potentially new/old home has the electrical system set up of knob and tube wiring.  I know, I didn't have a clue either. What the heck?  It's essentially an old method of electrical systems that runs with wires and porcelain knobs instead of cables (if you interested: Wiki)  From what I've heard (translation: googled on Internet), it's not that uncommon to find an old home with this type of system still in place.  It's in good shape and has no issues, but, my weekend was spent stressing over electricians, a second inspection and possible lack of homeowners insurance all because, I'm a worry wart and believe absolutely everything I find on the Internet. But, all turned out OK.  After speaking with our inspector again, and a few brother in laws who have experience with it. Whew. This is darn stressful guys!  Let's hope everything else from here on out goest smoothly.  Of course, we still have the appraisal.  Fingers are still crossed.


So, what does this have to do with granola bars?  Nothing. Nada.Zip. But, these are really, really, delicious and require zero time with your oven on.  They are sooo easy to make and are just plain fun with all the sprinkles and such.  
A perfect snack or dessert!





No Bake Cake Batter Granola Bars
Adapted From Brooklyn Farm Girl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Fridge Time: 1 hour
Makes: 8-10 bars, depending how you cut them

Ingredients:
  • 2 cup old fashion oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 2/3 cup dry cake mix 
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 TBSP white chocolate chips
  • sprinkles, optional
Directions:
  1. Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or grease lightly.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix oats, cereal and dry cake mix.  Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter, honey and brown sugar.  Let it come to a boil, then, reduce a bit and let it boil for 3-5 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture into mixing bowl with oats/cereal mixture and stir well to coat completely.
  5. Pour into prepare baking dish and spread out evenly.
  6. Press white chocolate chips lightly on top of bars.  Sprinkle;e with sprinkles, if desired.
  7. Cut bars, then, put in fridge for at least one hour to set.
  8. Store leftovers in cover container.

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