I've been searching for the perfect granola bar recipe for quite some time now. I was really happy to spot a recipe on one of my favorite blogs the other day. I had all of the ingredients on hand and it didn't take me long at all to mix them up. In fact I was able to do so while the kids were busy playing with a table activity.
Besides feeling better knowing what's all in my granola bars, these are really delicious! I love the addition of the Rice Krispies. To make them more fun, I added some marshmallow bits I had on hand. Even my non-peanut butter loving child enjoyed these, they have a little bit of everything in them. I'm also happy to see that they freeze well, I kept a few out for snacks and stored the rest away for later.
You'll definitely want to give these bars a try, they're the perfect after school snack and great for lunches too. Substitute your favorite mix-ins, throw in some cranberries or raisins for a healthier bar. Either way they'll be delicious!
No-Bake Granola Bars
2 1/2 c Rice Krispie cereal
1 3/4 c quick cooking oats
1/4 c ground flax seed
1/2 c jet-puffed marshmallow bits
1/2 c honey
1/2 c brown sugar
2/3 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c mini choc chips
1/4 c butterscotch chips
In a large bowl combine cereal, oats, flax seed and marshmallow bits. In a saucepan combine honey and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until boiling, stirring frequently. Once boiling, remove from heat and add in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix well. Let cool for 5 mins and then add in choc and butterscotch chips. Press into a greased 9x13 inch pan and let cool until bars are easy to handle. Cut into 24 bars, store extras in a container at room temp or in freezer.