I found another great recipe to try. I love granola bars. I really don't know why I haven't tried to make some before now. Maybe I thought they would be difficult or complicated, I really don't know why they were not on my radar before. Boy, I'm glad I gave these No-bake bars a try. YES, so good.
I think that these granola bars are very delicious, chewy and have a great texture. The taste is wonderful the peanut butter really add a great flavor. And of course, the chocolate is always a necessary addition. Great mix of salty and sweet. It is so great eating and giving the kids a snack that is homemade and doesn't have any preservatives. They get enough of that sometimes.
recipe from twopeasandtheirpod
No-Bake Granola Bars
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
3/4 cup chopped pretzels
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Cut out an 8x8-inch square of parchment paper. Place the parchment paper in the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking pan.
In a large sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to bubble. Once bubbling, cook for 2 minutes while stirring. (keep time). Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Stir in the oats, crispy cereal and pretzels. Stir until well coated. Pour into the prepared pan. Press the mixture evenly into the pan. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top and gently press into the granola bars with your hands or a spatula.
Place the bars in the refrigerator and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
I ended up cutting them into bite sized pieces.
There are so many wonderful baking/cooking blogs out there, cookbooks and old recipes that I have, and I wish I could just bake everything, at least once. :)