Skip the Gas Station: Road-Trip Snack Recipes Your Kids Will Love

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Homemade Granola Bars-

These sweet, wholesome treats are sure to be a favorite with your family. Wrap each one in foil for an easy on-the-go breakfast, lunch box addition, or... more 
Photo by: familyfun.go.com
Homemade Granola Bars-

These sweet, wholesome treats are sure to be a favorite with your family. Wrap each one in foil for an easy on-the-go breakfast, lunch box addition, or road trip snack.
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried fruit bits
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Instructions
1. Heat the oven to 350º F. Coat a 9- by 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Melt the butter or margarine in a large pot over low heat. Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the sugar, honey, flour, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan. Using a sheet or waxed paper and the palms of your hands, press the granola firmly into the pan, packing it to a flat and even thickness.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Allow the granola to cool 1 hour in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 to 24 rectangular bars. less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 4:19 PM EST
Road trips can be tough when it comes to feeding your family. No one wants to load the kids up on sugary gas station treats only to deal with the subsequent sugar high and inevitable sugar crash. What's a smart, savvy mom to do? Try preparing some of these delicious snacks pre-road trip and keep you