Thursday, July 23, 2009

And then I Licked the Pan

Way Cooler has this friend. They've been friends for nearly six years. He is an intelligent, well-read entrepreneur who runs an extremely successful business. Way Cooler is also rather intelligent, a classic thinker with lots of education behind them. But put the two of them together in the same room and it is junior high all over again.

Dumb jokes, silly pranks and EVERYTHING. It's actually rather fascinating to watch in an anthropological sort of way. Fortunately his wife and I are also good friends so we just usually ignore the two of them and solve the problems of the world on our own.

It's amazing how much better things would work if people would just do things our way.

However, this week, G. visited without his wife. It's a good thing I used to teach junior high, so I just whipped out my teacher's bag of tricks (namely a VAT of sarcasm) and kept things under control.

I totally wished that C could have come, but she did the next best thing, she sent a pan of her granola bars. Now to say that these things are healthy is sort of stretching things, but what they lack in the health department, they make up for in the realm of divinely yummy.

It even made up for living in a locker room.

So, I have to share.

Granola Bars

1.5 C crushed Raisin Bran
2 C Rice Krispies
2 C oatmeal
1 C chocolate chips
1 C raisins or dried cranberries
40 large marshmallows
1/2 C margarine

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Melt Margarine and marshmallows together in microwave. Pour over dry ingredients, mix well. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Cool, cut and hide them from your kids.


a Tonggu Momma said...

To quote the ever-annoying Rachel Ray... YUM-OH!

Dawn and Dale said...

THANK YOU so much for posting this!! I'm going to make them TODAY cause I've been looking for recipes for squares that take no baking in this heat!! My mother in law comes tomorrow for a week so it will be nice to have another new snack to put out at coffee time!! :)

Knittinchick said...

You need one of the Auntie's Health Bars (it might have even originated with my mother) recipe! Seriously... they are little bites of heaven... and who cares if they may have started healthy... the end result sounds like your end result!