Snacks: Granola Bars

I have been working on snack food recipes trying to get them to my kids liking so I am buying less pre-made treats and crackers for their lunch boxes. Last week I made some granola bars that were a big hit with them. It is a quick recipe and so simple you can have your kids make them, no baking required. The fruit drop cookies I made did not win anyone over… I will share that recipe later along with graham crackers.

snacksChocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bars

1/2 c honey

1/3 c brown sugar

1/4 – 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter

1/4 c butter

4 c Oats

2 c Rice Chex cereal

3 t vanilla

3/4 c chocolate chips

Crush the cereal and mix with the oats.

In a saucepan, over medium heat, mix the honey, sugar, butter, crunchy peanut butter and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves over low heat then add vanilla. Pour over oats and cereal stirring until it is well coated. Add the chocolate chips and stir well. They will melt some.

Line a jelly roll sheet with wax paper and press mixture into the pan, make sure it is no less than a 1/2 inch thick so the bars will hold together. Let sit on counter top and cool completely before cutting.

 

 

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