Next up for Hunter, some homemade granola bars. This recipe comes from a blog called “Jo and Sue”. I didn’t try one of these either but I did munch on the crumbs left in the pan after cutting and they were surprisingly good, better than store bought that’s for sure!
2 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1/2 cup Rice Krispies
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup mini M&M’s, chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped peanuts, pecans or walnuts
other optional mix ins – chopped caramels, craisins, raisins, dried fruit
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground flax (didn’t have this so just left it out)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 9″ pan with cooking spray.
2 Mix all ingredients together in large bowl until well combined.
3 Press into prepared pan. Bake 18 – 20 minutes, until golden brown.
4 Cool 5 minutes and then score into bars. (They say not to omit this step or it will be really hard to cut them into bars after they are set.) Let set completely and then cut into bars.
Yummy! Thanks for spoiling Hunter. He is probably in food heaven 🙂
It was my pleasure Anna, he was the perfect house guest! You would have been proud of him.
yum!! love a good granola bar 🙂
Thanks, now that I know how easy they are to make, I’m not sure if I’ll buy the store bought ones again.
I’ve a;ways struggled with granola bars, but this recipe looks quite simple! I will have to give it a try thanks for sharing
Thanks, it was my first time making them and they were pretty easy.