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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Source: Eating Well via Joe's Blog

1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (toasted in a 350ยบ oven for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant)
2 cups puffed brown rice cereal
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup Lyle's Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruits, oats and cereal in a large bowl and set aside.

Whisk the peanut butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup and Golden syrup in a medium microwavable bowl and heat on high until mixture is bubbling, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Press the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. (If mixture is sticky, use a bit of cooking spray on your hands or coat a piece of wax paper with cooking spray and use the paper to help you press the mixture into the pan.) Let bars cool for 1 hour before cutting into bars.

Makes about 16 bars.

2 comments:

  1. audrey7:21 PM

    these look great! i tried the sports dried fruit and energy bars from his blog and this one as well. both were very good. i like using a higher ratio of the crispy rice cereal to the oats. what i really want is a knock off of a luna bar!

    i'm so happy i found your blog : )

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  2. Very Tasty! I've been a vegan for a few months now, and this granola bar suited my needs exquisitely. I posted my revised version (I just substituted the cranberries for cherries, added Ghirardhelli dark chocolate, and reduced the honey [Lyle's Golden Syrup] and corn syrup to 1/3 cups each) to my wordpress.com blog, HerbivoryGlory, with a link to your blog. I'm so happy I stumbled upon this site, and I'll be sure to revisit!

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