Monday, August 20, 2012

The Perfect Granola Bar

With school starting back soon I like to get everything organized and simplified.
Snacks are no different.

A friend gave me this fabulous recipe for a granola bar that turned out to be a favorite snack for the entire family.
This recipe is versatile, food storage friendly, and can be changed to suit your tastes and cravings. I think you will make a batch of these and, like me, decide this is the perfect granola bar.

 Perfect Granola Bars

4 C rolled oats
2 C crispie rice cereal
1/2 C honey
2/3 C brown sugar
1/2 C peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 C choclate chips

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl combine the oats and cereal. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan heat the honey and brown sugar over medium heat. Allow to boil 1 minute while stirring constantly.

Add the peanut butter and bring back to boil. Remove from heat  and stir in vanilla.

Pour mixture over oats and cereal. Mix well and then add chocolate chips and mix everything well.

Pour granola mixture into prepared 9x13 pan.Place a piece of clear wrap on top of the mixture and press it flat. remove the clear wrap and allow bars to cool completely.

Turn pan upside down so that the bars come out as one piece. Cut into squares.

**** You can add anything you want to this such as coconut, marshmallows, etc. I think my next batch I will replace the peanut butter with regular butter and use white chips and dried cherries.

What combinations will you choose?


  1. Yum, yum, yum! Those sound and look excellent, and I am going to try them out this week. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Yep, I'll be making these soon! Thanks for the recipe :-)

  3. they look good..not too much sugar..we will probably cut down a bit of it ...maybe some cashews...almond butter..and brown crisp rice cereal..we have multi grain oats that has oats, wheat, barely and rye...



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