Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Homemade Granola Bars

These are going to be great for those morning when we don't have any milk in the house for cereal, which seems to be about every other day.  I swear, someone must break in to our house at night and drink all the milk.

Granola Bars

2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts - I threw in a handful of almonds
1 cup Rice Krispies - used Cocoa Krispies because regular Rice Krispies have color added
1/3 to 1/2 cup dried cranberries (any dried fruit would work) - these are a favorite here so went pretty heavy on them
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt - just realized now as I am typing this that we skipped the salt so probably will next time too since they taste so good without it.

Mix together well all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, they aren't going to mix at all once the honey/peanut butter mixture is on them.

Heat the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a sauce pan over medium heat until the mixture is quite runny, the runnier the better, but not boiling.

Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and toss and toss and toss until it is all coated.  This is where having a big bowl and the mixture runny comes in handy.  Press into a 8X8 pan greased pan.  Chill until firm.  Keep the kids away from them because they aren't going to want to wait until they are hard and they will be digging in the pan.

1 comment:

Farm Girl said...

I will be making these this recipe has everything in it I love.
I can't wait.