printed from Pennies & Pancakes
(NOTE: Try using a 13x9 pan instead. When I used to make these, back when I first posted the recipe, I pressed the mixture into one side of a jelly roll pan. Kinda silly, since I discovered after several go arounds that it fits PERFECTLY into a 13x9.)
*Makes 28 bars
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 cup Quick Oats (not rolled oats)
2 cups crispy rice cereal
3 teaspoons vanilla
In a large bowl, stir crispy rice cereal, quick oats together.
In a medium saucepan, combine honey, butter, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then bring the temperature down to low, and simmer till sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Pour in vanilla and stir.
Pour hot butter/sugar mixture over dry ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are moistened. Press into a parchment-lined jelly roll pan.
Press the granola bar mixture as closely and as tightly together as you into one end of the pan at about 1/2-3/4 inch thickness. Any thinner, and the bars will not hold together. Cool on the counter till they reach room temperature.
Cut into bars (I did 4 X 7). Wrap in plastic or store in a ziplock bag.
*You may add chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, coconut, etc. if desired.