Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
August 07, 2013
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"Easy and AMAZING! The ingredients are just the basics, you could add in salted peanuts, light raisins, cranberries or other nuts or dried fruit, whatever you want!"
- Serving Size: 1 (72.9 g)
- Calories 314.9
- Total Fat - 12.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 162.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 46.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
- Sugars - 24.4 g
- Protein - 7.1 g
- Calcium - 170.3 mg
- Iron - 9.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.6 mg
Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil leaving a 2-inch overhang.
In a large mixing bowl, toss together oats and 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies, set aside.
In a separate microwave safe mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and salt. Heat mixture on HIGH power for 1 minute, remove and stir. Return to microwave and heat on HIGH power 1 minute longer. Remove from microwave, pour in vanilla and whisk mixture for 30 seconds. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and toss well to evenly coat.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, firmly press mixture into an even layer. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 10 - 15 minutes or chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.
Lift bars from dish using foil overhang and cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.