Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No Bake Chewy Granola Bars

Went grocery shopping yesterday and somehow forgot to get Granola Bars (boy did I hear it from my 5 year old).  So this morning we decided to make our own.  Honestly I stole from about 5 recipes to make this one, it was fast and easy and will get the calories figured out and posted on here as well.  Try it out and let me know what you think, let me know if you added anything too! 




  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups oats (I used gluten free because I had them on hand)
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1.In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar with the honey and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

2.Add the granola, rice cereal, and almonds to the saucepan and fold the ingredients to evenly coat with the sauce. Once cooled a bit add Chocolate chips. Transfer the granola mixture to a 9-by-13-inch ungreased baking pan and press firmly to evenly fill. Let the granola mixture set until firm, about 15 minutes, then cut into 12 bars.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


We've been busy the last few days.....making homemade bread!
Having a date night with my man
Going to a movie with some of the family
Then on Sunday we headed to Oakland for a few appointments.  We drove in the rain the whole way and Madilynn loved using the umbrella.
We gave her a bath before bed and she got a little Barney in
And woke up like this.  Such a sweet happy girl even at 530AM

She had another set of tubes put in, only took about 20 minutes and her recovery was fast and easy.
We played outside for a few hours then met up with friends, friends, friends!

and now we're home.  This girl is happy to be back!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Last week

Man the weather here was amazing last week.  70ish every day, we had a blast!  Be aware, there are lots of pictures to follow with large amounts of cuteness in them!!  You have been warned!
We love to go to subway after ballet, just easier for mommy and the girls think it's something special!

We did tons of crafts!

Played at the park often!

went to krispie kremes with cousins!

More parks

Then the BYU dancers came to town

Our 2 favorites got to stay the night at our house, it was amazing and they were great!  Lexie was in heaven!

Making Lumpia (a dish from the Philippines)

The Penguin Parade with Alexa's school.  Mrs. Wright is Lexie's teacher on maternity leave and Ms. E is filling in.

Maddie got to join Alexa's dance class, she loved it.  Guess we need to start looking into starting classes this year.

Went to lunch with grandma and Auntie Becky

Making Honey Wheat bread
We had fun, what did you do?
PS  the weather is back to what it should be, rainy and COLD!!