Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil, melted
2 large egg whites, room temperature
¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
3 tbsp  honey, agave or maple syrup
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups crisp puffed brown rice cereal
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 ½ tbsp miniature chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F
  2. Spray an 8”-square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and egg whites
  4. Add in the Greek yogurt, honey, agave or syrup, and salt, stirring after each addition until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Stir in the rice cereal and oats.
  6. Gently fold in 2 tablespoons of miniature chocolate chips (use can use sugar free chocolate chips too).
  7. Press the mixture into the pan using a spatula, and gently press the remaining chocolate chips into the top.
  8. Bake at 300°F for 17-20 minutes.
  9. Cool completely to room temperature in the pan before slicing into squares.

These are a bit on the chewier/softer side. For a crunchier bar, bake a few more minutes and keep in refrigerator.

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