Thursday, August 11, 2011

Come on-a my house my house, I'm gonna give you candy

So, as I explained here, we are having a/c issues. There will be very little baking and cooking going on if it is hot in hereeeeeeeeeeeee. Needing something for snacks and breakfast, I turned to this tried and true recipe from the recipe box: No Bake Granola Bars. These are great treats for the kids (and me :).

Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars

  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups plain granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal (Rice Krispies, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips

DirectionsCombine honey and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar after butter starts to melt.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat
Add the granola and rice cereal into the saucepan and fold them into the sauce until evenly coated.
Spread the mixture into two 9×5 pans or a 9×13 inch ungreased baking pan (see tips above) and press firmly with a spatula to evenly fill. Sprinkle the chocolate and peanut butter chips onto the top of the granola and gently press them down. Let sit for 15-20 minutes or until mostly cooled and set; cut into bars.

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