Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars are such a great snack for everyone in the family. If you are anything like me, you read the ingredients list on the box of granola bars and wonder what the heck all that stuff is. Why does something so simple have such unknown ingredients and preservatives in it? I don’t want to feed all that junk to my kids, or myself, so I set out to make my own, full of ingredients I know. I found this great recipe from Smuckers. They turned out delicious and were a hit with the kids! This a great after school snack or something you can pack in the lunchbox, or great energy before sports activities. Just be careful, you just might eat them all up yourself!
You will need:
3 cups crispy rice cereal
- 3 cups toasted oat cereal
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup honey
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 (16 oz.) jar Smucker’s® Natural Chunky Peanut Butter, stirred
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- No-Stick Cooking Spray
- COMBINE cereals, raisins and sunflower seeds in large bowl.
2. COMBINE honey and sugar in medium saucepan; heat over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute.
3. ADD peanut butter and vanilla; stir until peanut butter is melted. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
4. SPRAY a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Press mixture into pan. Cool; cut into 24 bars.
5. Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator