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Peanut Butter Trail Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Trail Bars

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"Snack bars with peanut butter, granola, nuts and dried berries make a great treat on the trail or off."

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Original recipe makes 12 to 18 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Line 8 x 8-inch pan with foil, extending foil up sides of pan.
  2. Place peanut butter and honey in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more until smooth and creamy.
  3. Whisk water and powdered drink mix until blended. Stir in peanut butter mixture. Stir in granola, flax seed, walnuts and cranberries until evenly moistened. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Chill 1 hour. Cut into bars.
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Sep 11, 2011

A better name would be trail mix/granola. I was a bit skeptical that there was enough "glue" to hold this together, and it turns out I should've trusted my instincts. Since I had everything on hand, I decided to give this a try instead of using my usual granola bar recipe by Ina Garten. I hoped I found a nice stand-in... The flavors were great (helped out by a yummy granola mix I picked up at the farmers market) but after chilling, MAYBE half of it was salvageable as actual bars... if you want to call randomly-sized shards of granola mix "bars." I'll maybe give it another shot some other time...when I have granola hanging around again.

Mar 06, 2012

It needed a little more substance so I added 1/4 cup more honey and then after putting it in the pan I baked it at 350 degrees for 13 minutes or until brown. I let it cool completely and it held together nicely. The hubby and all 4 kids love them!


7 Ratings

May 05, 2012

I was short 1-cup of gronola on accident, so I threw in 1-cup of oatmeal to replace it and it did fine. I'm not sure why the other people said there was not enough glue. I didn't hand whisk this though, maybe that was the difference. I used my blender using the bread beater bar so I guess everything mixed well for me. I think the honey was the perfect amount, any more and it would be way too sweet.

Mar 03, 2013

These turned out really good! I followed the recipe exactly, then baked about 20 minutes at 350, cooled, then cut the bars. I'm not sure if the baking did anything. Next time I will cut the bars then bake them on a cookie sheet to see if I can get them toasted and crunchy. I froze some bars for later and they worked out really well!

May 05, 2013

We made these for a camping trip because we knew we couldn't take milk with us. Wow, were they wonderful and very filling. They traveled well, but I chose to keep them cool as I can imagine they would fall apart if warmed up. I used the mixer to mix evenly and was able to make a double batch. I plan to experiment exchanging the peanut butter for a healthier alternative, but this really is a great bar. We nixed the walnuts, added dried milk and substituted half of the granola with crunched up raisin bran. Also, I chopped the cranberries before adding to the mix. The whole family gobbled this right up. I'm hoping this is our go-to bar mix.


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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