No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Lower-Fat) Recipe

No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Lower-Fat) Recipe

Total Time

00:22 mins

Preparation 00:15 mins

Cooking 00:07 mins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 1⁄2 cups rice krispies (for a firmer bar increase up to 2 cups)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup dark corn syrup or 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup or 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat peanut butter (or can use regular peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 cup dark raisin (or can use either 1/2 cup chopped nuts or 1/2 cup seeds or 1/2 cup coconut)
  • 1⁄3 cup mini chocolate chip (to prevent melting refrigerate or freeze the chocolate chips before mixing in)

Preparation of the recipe:

lightly grease 11 x 7-inch, can use a 13 x 9-inch baking dish but you will have a thinner bar.

In a large bowl combine Rice Krispies cereal, oats and raisins.

In a saucepan stir the corn syrup or honey and brown sugar until just at a boil.

Immediately remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.

Pour over the dry ingredients in the bowl; mix to combine.

Mix in mini chocolate chips (if using) work fast the mixture hardens quickly.

Transfer the mixture into prepared baking dish, then using slightly wet hands push evenly down into the pan.

While the mixture is still soft, for easier slicing take a sharp knife and slice into desired size bars.

Chill until firm.

Source: No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Lower-Fat) Recipe