Chewy Cranberry Granola Bars Recipe
An Easy recipe for chewy cranberry granola bars, a perfect snack to take in your lunch bag.
2 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
1 3/4 cups quick oats
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup dried cranberrys
1/2 cup additional mix-in ingredients, optional (i.e. shredded coconut, chopped nuts, raisins or other dried fruit, sesame or sunflower seeds, etc.)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine first 4 dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a saucepan, mix the honey, brown sugar and salt. Over medium-low heat, stir until the mixture comes to a complete boil for 30-60 seconds.
Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Press into a greased 9×13 pan and let cool before cutting into bars.
These freeze well.