23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1

A quick and yummy way to start the morning. You probably have all the ingredients right in your pantry. You can use your imagination to add other dried fruits, sesame seed, or other nuts, wheat germ, etc. Maple syrup or light corn syrup can work as sweetener substitutes for the honey.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Lightly grease an 8-inch glass baking dish.

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  • Bring brown sugar and honey to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir peanut butter and vanilla into the sugar mixture.

  • Mix oats, rice cereal, raisins, coconut, and sunflower nuts in a large bowl; add peanut butter mixture and blend. Press mixture into the prepared pan.

  • Cool mixture completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; 15.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 140 mg sodium. 47.1 g carbohydrates; 8.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2014
Hi Rachelle you could omit the peanut butter but this recipe needs a "binder" something to hold it together and the flavor would be altered. Play with it and send back any results. Read your review Kristin and your right the pic. does not match the recipe however there are other pics. there and one of them is mine. Please check it out.
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2014
The principle was great but this way FAR too sweet for my family's taste. I use natural PB without any sweeteners and I still think even leaving out the brown sugar entirely would be plenty sweet enough. I'll try it again without the sugar but as written I think it's only just 'ok'. Sorry.:-(
(5)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2013
I was reading this recipe and it sounds great but why are we preheating oven in step 1 if these are not baked?
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2014
The principle was great but this way FAR too sweet for my family's taste. I use natural PB without any sweeteners and I still think even leaving out the brown sugar entirely would be plenty sweet enough. I'll try it again without the sugar but as written I think it's only just 'ok'. Sorry.:-(
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2014
Hi Rachelle you could omit the peanut butter but this recipe needs a "binder" something to hold it together and the flavor would be altered. Play with it and send back any results. Read your review Kristin and your right the pic. does not match the recipe however there are other pics. there and one of them is mine. Please check it out.
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
Great granola bar! I used light corn syrup instead of the honey and was very satisfied with the result. I also wanted to add chocolate chips to the bars but I didn't want them to melt when I stirred them into the hot mixture. Instead I mixed everything as the directions said and laid down a layer of granola sprinkled chocolate chips on top patted down another layer of granola chips on top of that and then a final layer of granola. makes a very thick and chewy granola bar much better than those paper thin ones from other recipes.
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2014
Easy to make and they taste good too. And the recipe is easily modified. I don't like coconut so I left it out and I didn't have any rice crispy cereal so I used corn flakes instead. I added almonds to th dry ingredients and a little maple syrup to the brown sugar/honey mixture. I liked them so much I made a second batch and added some dark chocolate. When mixing the wet and dry ingredients I started out using a spatula but moved using my hands to finish combining them.
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2016
Based on other reviews and my personal preference to minimize excess sugar I eliminated the brown sugar all together and just added a second teaspoon of vanilla. I opted to save time and microwave the peanut butter and honey in a glass bowl for 30 second incriminates for about 2 minutes...then you can just toss all the ingredients in one bowl. These are really tasty! There is a yummy nutty flavor and if you use sunflower seeds that are salted the flavor pops even more! A definite keeper and recipe that I will make often!!
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2014
This recipe is great! Why have I not tried making granola bars at home before this. It was so easy. I did change it up slightly but that's the nice thing about this recipe you could make it in many different varieties. I added an extra 1/2 cup of applesauce as well as 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds. Didn't have sunflower seeds but used chopped peanuts once and walnuts another time. I used chocolate chips in place of the raisins once and used the raisins the second time. It was great both times. Kids and husband gobbled it up. You could easily add several Tbsp of brewers yeast and make these into yummy lactation bars!
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2013
I only used the first 6 ingredients. I actually used some southern style-Delta Cane flavor syrup(found in pantry and needed to use up). I also chopped up about 1 cup of roasted almonds. These bars came out so good! Exactly what I was looking for and had the taste for. Great no-bake granola bar!
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
These were easy to make but really really sweet. Will make again but will definitely cut way back on the sugar the next time.
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