Have you ever made homemade granola bars? It’s actually really easy and I’ve been making them quite a bit lately. The best part is they can be customized any way you like.

In large bowl, stir together oatmeal, oat cereal, rice cereal, marshmallows, pretzels, and dried cranberries.

Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Heat just until boiling then stir in peanut butter. Turn heat down to low.

Stir continuously until smooth. Heat until peanut butter mixture thins out and begins to bubble very slightly along the edges.

Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix well.
Press mixture into prepared pan.
*Important* – make sure you use a spatula to really press the mixture down and compact it as best you can. Otherwise the bars will fall apart and be difficult to eat.
Place pan in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove and cut into bars.

Store in airtight container. Eat and enjoy!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup oat cereal
1 cup rice cereal
3/4 cup marshmallows
1/2 cups pretzel pieces
1/3 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter

Directions

  1. In large bowl, stir together oatmeal, oat cereal, rice cereal, marshmallows, pretzels, and dried cranberries.
  2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Heat just until boiling then stir in peanut butter. Turn heat down to low.
  5. Stir continuously until smooth. Heat until peanut butter mixture thins out and begins to bubble very slightly along the edges.
  6. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Press mixture into prepared pan. *Important* – make sure you use a spatula to really press the mixture down and compact it as best you can. Otherwise the bars will fall apart and be difficult to eat.
  8. Place pan in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove and cut into bars.
  9. Store in airtight container. Eat and enjoy!