this recipe I had to try it (with a few alterations)!! I mean homemade granola bars...in the microwave!? Can it be?! Is it truly that easy?! Yes, yes it is. Make sure you have everything you'll need:
(microwave not pictured :)
To get started I melted the butter, honey and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl.
Yum! Then I stirred it up and microwaved some more.
3 T peanut butter
1/4 Cup unsalted butter
1/4 Cup honey
1/4 Cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
2 Cups quick oats
1 1/4 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/4 Cup milk chocolate chips, crushed, divided
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place peanut butter in a small plastic bag, cutting one of the corners off to use for piping. Set aside.
Melt butter, honey and brown sugar on high for about a minute. Stir, then return for an additional 90 seconds. Add in the vanilla and salt, stir.Add in the oats making sure they are completely coated, then stir in cereal, also coating completely. Add in a few chocolate chip crumbs. Butter your fingers and press the mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet. My bars were about 6 inches long and covered less than half the sheet. Add on the remaining chocolate chip crumbs last. Set in the freezer for about 8-10 minutes. DO NOT over freeze! If you do, they will come out hard and brittle. Remove the bars from the freezer, cut into long strips, pipe on the peanut butter and place into an airtight container...or eat a ton right away like I did :) Hope you enjoy!
What snacks do you serve your family to keep the fat out and the healthy in? Love to hear them! Come back tomorrow to check out my not-so-healthy favorite lunchtime sandwich. I'll give you a hint...it's cheesy! Shock, right? :)
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