1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 cup quick-coat oats(do not use old-fashioned whole-rolled oats; too large and bars will not hold together)
1 cup Rice Crispies cereal(or similair generic)
1 cup tropical dried fruit medley, diced into small pieces(pinapple, mangos, and bannas)
Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper set aside.
In a large bowl, add the oats, Rice Krispies, dried fruit and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a separate large microwave-save bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, and honey. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, or until butter has melted and ingredients can be whisked smooth.
Return bowl to microwave and heat on high power for 1 minute. Stop and whisk.
Mixture should be bubbling to ensure that the bars hold together upon cooling. If yours isn’t bubbling return bowl to microwave and heat for another 30 to 60 seconds, or until bubbling.
Add the oats, Rice Krispies, dried fruit, mixture to the bubblin sugar mixture and stir to combine.
Turn mixture out into prepared pan, hard packing it with a spatula so form an even, smooth, flat layer Make sure to really press it down firmly and compactly.
Freeze for about 10 minutes, or untill bars have set(not frozen), and slice into bars. We have tried storing the bars at room temp for longer than a few hours.
Written by: Austin Green, Michelle Frese, Cassie Hitchcock, Eric Washington, Nathaniel Carney, Dallin Haymore, Justin Freeman
Prepared by: Michelle Frese, Dana Caenan, Jean Kerr, Dallin Haymore, Sondra Roehr, Austin Green, Debbie Cernuto
Photographed by: Joey Thomas