I've made this recipe a number of times, both as bars and as granola. The quality of honey and butter that you use is important. It's also important to use a slower-cooking variety of oats, like old fashioned or rolled oats - if you use quick oats there just isn't enough honey to make things stick together. Also as noted in other reviews, if you want your bars to stick together, you don't want to 'lightly press' it into the pan, press as hard as you can!! You're always going to get a certain amount of crumbling and you just have to be OK with it. The good thing about this recipe is that it's quick, easy, and tasty so just go with the shortcomings.
As a granola recipe it works great. It's pretty sweet so I leave out the sugar. I do raisins, sunflower seeds, and minced almonds and walnuts instead of chocolate chips. Maple syrup subs in great if you're out of honey, and seems to stick together better - might work well for bars, maybe someone will try this. It does make the recipe a bit more expensive though.
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I've made this recipe a number of times, both as bars and as granola. The quality of honey...