Easy Granola Bars

granola bars
I am always looking for snacks the kids will like and this one fits the bill. They love it, it is easy to make, and very versatile. One drawback: it is a little sweet. Next time I make it I will definitely cut back on the brown sugar. These granola bars are easy and delicious.

Easy Granola bars

2 1/2 c. crispy rice cereal
2 c. quick cooking oats
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. packed brown sugar (i’m cutting to 1/4 c.)
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

directions:

1. In a large bowl, stir together rice cereal, oats, and raisins. Set aside.

2. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan (I use a 7×11 in.)

3. Combine brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until just boiling, then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Pour over cereal mixture and coat well.

4. Press into prepared pan (I use wet hands & it doesn’t stick). Allow to cool and cut into bars.

You can use whatever you have on hand in place of the raisins: sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, walnuts, craisins. Use you imagination!

I adapted this recipe from “Gobble Up Granola Bars” by TINAMARIES at allrecipes.com

Enjoy!

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