Recipe by Jessicaclaranoelle
"Great quick and easy granola bar recipe that kids can make. Perfect to throw in lunches or in your purse for travel. You can also add 1/4 cup wheat germ without changing the consistency. Change up the dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate for different flavors. I generally keep the bars in the refrigerator until I am ready to eat them, but these keep well to take to work or school."
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1 1/4 cups
natural crunchy peanut butter
One word...Amazing. So easy and fast to make. I made sure to mix the peanut butter, honey and flax really well before adding the other stuff. It's hard to mix, I had to use a large, metal spoon and really go at it. Bare hands would be easiest, like with meatloaf. I pressed the mixture into the 9x13 with my hands, it was easier. In case anyone is wondering, like I was, you don't need to spray/butter the dish or use wax/parchment. It will come out of the (glass) dish just fine. Most likely due to the oils in the peanut butter. The recipe says to cut into 12 bars. I cut mine into 20, and next time will make even smaller. These are SO filling. My bars are roughly 3" x 1 3/4". They are packed with flavor and goodness, so these WILL fill you up and the hunger stays away for a long time. Longer than with store bought bars. Great for an on-the-go breakfast or for your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. I wrapped individually, put in a tupperware with no lid in the fridge, so they're easy to grab for everyone. You can use any combo of dried fruits and nuts! Oh, I let it sit in the fridge, covered, overnight before cutting (about 12 hours). They tasted best after all the flavors could meld together. Thank you!
I did not have almonds on hand, I had peanuts so I made a quick switch out. I did run the peanuts through my mini food processor for a rough chop before folding it into the other ingredients. I also used Jif extra crunchy peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. This was easy to mix up with pantry ingredients. They held together well and were quite tasty. Thumbs up from our family.
My Family liked these granola bars, but I cut the bars into 36 servings. It has quite a bit of peanut butter,so my family preferred the smaller servings.
I no longer buy store bought granola bars because of all of the additives, so I've been experimenting with homemade granola bar recipes. This one was really good! I just made them tonight and they came together easy. My modifications: added 1 T. cinnamon, pinch of salt (to bring out the sweet flavors), and 1 T. of brown sugar in lieu of 1/2 of the honey. I omitted the cranberries. These are very peanut-buttery and the chocolate chips are a nice balance to that sweetness. I will definitely be saving this recipe! I love that you can add different ingredients (dried fruit, different nuts, etc.)
AMAZING!! These were so easy, quick and very tasty. My 12 yr old loved them! I didnt have cranberries but used shredded coconut. Great for a quick snack or eating on the go. Very filling. This recipe is a keeper!
I made these with my cubscouts as part of an acheivement. They turned out fantastic. The idea of not having to bake them was why I tried this recipe.
I loved this recipe! I used 1/4 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup maple syrup instead of the honey. I cut the peanut butter back to 1 cup & softened it in the microwave for easier mixing. My family loves these, great to go breakfast for our kids before school or as an after school snack! Next time I'm going to double the batch & make it in a jellyroll pan.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No Bake Granola Bars
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 192
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