Have you tried these granola bars yet??? They are a favorite over here for sure! This variation was just a way to jazz them up….you know, make them just a little bit different. It was a hit here as well! Enjoy!
* These make a LOT of bars, no less than 40. I will count next time and update this.
Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
6 c. quick oats
1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 TB. water
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. coarsely crushed Corn Flakes
1 c. peanuts (I use cocktail peanuts)
1 c. oat bran (or wheat bran or wheat germ)
3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
Combine the oats, oil, butter and salt. Toss this in a large bowl. Pour into 2 cookie sheets (with sides) and bake @ 350* for about 18 minutes, stirring a few times. You want them just toasted light brown.
Meanwhile. Heat the brown sugar, honey, peanut butter and water just until sugar is dissolved ~ ALMOST to a full boil. Take off heat and add the vanilla. Pour the toasted oats in a large bowl, add the Corn Flakes, peanuts and oat bran ~ pour the sugar mix over and stir till ALL coated wall. Pour into a foil lined cookie sheet (with sides), be sure to grease the foil well. Gently press down a bit till nice and flat.
Lower your oven to 325* and bake for 18-22 minutes ~ be sure to check at 18! It may just be done by then!!!
When done, let cool a few minutes then very carefully cut the bars, do not remove bars from pan ~ you really don’t even HAVE to cut all the way through at this point, just scor the bars so that LATER cutting is EASIER.
Let cool all the way. Cut into bars. Place bars on wax paper.
Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter. When melted, spread over the bars. Let set till chocolate hardens, the fridge helps this process along!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!!!
Recipe slightly adapted from these bars.