Super-de-duper easy granola bar recipe that is one of my family's favorites. One batch barely lasts one day around here - my little chef and I made a batch this week & I had to make another the very next day because it disappeared so quickly! Comes together quickly which I love, and so easy to make that my kids always get to help. : )
No Bake Granola Bars
2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup Craisins
1 cup chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips ~ whatever your favorite is, or combo - you see by the pic what our favorite is ; )
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
In large bowl, combine cereal, rolled oats and raisins; set aside.
In small saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; blend until smooth.
Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
Press into greased 13"x 9" pan.
Cool; cut into 24 bars.
I've tried replacing the corn syrup with honey for a more healthful addition, but they didn't firm up as well and were sweeter than we liked. If you try another sweetener successfully, please let me know ~ I'd love to try it, too!