Homemade Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I have been experimenting with making granola bars lately, and this latest recipe has become a favorite.  The granola bars are chewy, sweet, and easy to make.  My boys love to have one (or two) as an after school snack.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
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2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (according to taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until well combined.  Press into a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Cool completely and cut into bars.

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