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Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-bake chewy peanut butter granola bars that only needs a couple of minutes in the microwave and a little time to chill.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snacks
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cook oats
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal i.e. Rice Krispies
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2 t pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place two large sheets of foil perpendicular to each other in an 8x11 baking dish (or similar size) to create a foil sling.(This makes removing the granola bars from the pan much easier.) Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the oats and crispy rice cereal. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Heat (high/100% power) in microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir with a whisk. Place back in the microwave and heat (high/100% power) for 1 more minute. Remove from the microwave and add the vanilla. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and crispy rice cereal. Stir to fully combine and the oat mixture is fully coated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Firmly press the mixture into the baking dish and make a smooth and even surface. (I use a pastry roller for this step.)
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Using the foil sling, remove the mixture from the dish. Cut into rectangles.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can add mini chocolate chips, dried fruit and/or chopped nuts.
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy