Sunday, February 2, 2014

PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS


PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS


I love peanut butter
I think I am eating healthy when I eat granola bars
I have made these twice
I used pecans and baked in a glass 9x13 inch pan the first time
The second time I used cocktail peanuts and baked in a metal 9x13 inch pan
I will make again but will use the glass pan and the pecans, I think they were softer.  Black Jack bake house suggested to use the glass pan

This recipe is from "pinterest" from Black Jack bake house





bakehouse peanut-butter-granola-bars recipe
PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS

3 cups old fashion oatmeal
1 cup grated coconut (you can use sweetened)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup of Rice Krispies adding some dried fruit to the measuring cup with the Rice Krispies   (I added some dried cranberries)
3/4 cup or so of chopped pecans, nuts
pinch of salt

In a large bowl add the oatmeal, coconut, wheat germ and your choice of nuts.  Mix then place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake at 325 degress for about 20-25 minutes.  Stir frequently and  bake long enough to toast. My oven runs hot so the oat mixture was only in oven for about 12-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and add back to the bowl and stir in your Rice Krispies, add salt and the dried fruit if using.   

In a small saucepan combine the honey and butter and heat till the butter is melted. Then add the peanut butter and mix until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.  Pour this over the oat mixture and pour into a sprayed 9x13 inch glass baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Cut in squares or break up in chunks.  You can wrap in wax paper and freeze.  


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