Coming up next: Olive oil granola vs. my "regular" granola
ETA: I have since made these bars with the changes mentioned above, and they were perfect. More rice cereal lightens the texture a smidge (and more closely resembles the Quaker bars). The recipe also doubles easily in a 9"x13" pan--if you have more than one child in your house, just double it, or you won't have enough for lunches the next day. And finally, you really should chill these briefly (30 minutes worked for me) before cutting them so they don't crumble on you.