Friday, January 14, 2011

No Bake Granola Bars

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

Ingredients :

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

Optional Add-ins:

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!



Seams Inspired said...

Yum! These look delicious, and I happen to have all the ingredients on hand. I'll be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing a great favourite! Happy FTF! :o)

Angela said...

I'm following your blog now. Found you from the Friday blog hop.

These look like something my daughter would enjoy. I'll be checking back to see if anyone successfully uses something other than corn syrup, although I probably have enough corn syrup here to make a batch this afternoon.

JKP said...

I've tried for 20 years to like granola. I should try your recipe. Maybe it'll finally work. :) Thanks for sharing. Happy FTF.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Mmm, love this favorite and we will be trying it soon!

Alisa said...

Those look so delicious! I will be making those this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Shay said...

Hi Jill,

Thanks for popping on over to Favourite Things Friday and linking up. Great to "meet" you.

I dont even know if we can get Granola here but Im sure we have something similar. Duly book marked for making at some stage in the Pyjamas house. Thanks for the share. It looks so easy even I couldnt mess it up!

Thea said...

That looks really great! I'll have to try it this week.

Helsie said...

Looks like a good one. I'll have to give it a go but might have to make some substitutions like golden syrup instead of corn syrup.

Rebecca said...

Those look YUMMY! I need to try making those!! You won the book! Stop by my blog!