Friday, March 30, 2012

Favorite Friday Recipe: homemade granola bars

Who knew that granola bars were so easy to make?  I decided to try my hand at them for BK's weekday breakfasts and they turned out great.  It's a cost friendly and healthier (you know what all goes in it) breakfast or anytime snack!

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups rice krispy cereal
  • 1 cup of your favorite mix ins (I used coconut flakes, raisins, cashews and slivered almonds)

  • melt peanut butter, honey and brown sugar
  • place dry ingredients in a shallow bowl and add the pb/honey mixture
  • mix well 
  • line a 9x13 pan with wax paper and press mixture into shape
  • let cool and cut into bars 

It's such a basic recipe--I definitely recommend the rice krispy/oats mix so you get some crunch.  We'll be experimenting with different mix ins, some healthier like flax seeds, wheat germ, different dried fruits and nuts and some more indulgent--like chocolate chips!

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