I wanted something more like a traditional granola bar, rather than the Oat Bars which are more cakey. This is a great base recipe, which can be changed up to suit your tastes. You could swap the peanut butter for other nut or seed butters, add other dried fruit, seeds or nuts etc.

Granola bars2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies (I used a mixture of Rice Krispies and Cheerios)
2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Line a 9×13 baking dish with tin foil. In a large bowl, mix together the rice krispies, oats, and raisins.

In a small saucepan, mix together the sugar and honey until just boiling, then take it off the heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and mix very well, so that everything is well coated.

Push the mixture in to the pan (wet your hands to make it easier!). I left about an inch at the end of the pan to stop it being too thin. Allow it to cool and cut in to squares.

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