No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

I wasn’t planning on sharing this granola bar recipe with you all quite yet BUT my boyfriend keeps telling me how good they are. He actually said that we are never buying store granola bars again. I take that as a complement but that also means more time in the kitchen for me. I’m not complaining, I love being in the kitchen it’s just why can’t he make them himself? They’re an easy EASY snack to make. 
 
 
Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups quick oats
1 cup Rice Krispies
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/8 cup peanut butter chips
 
Directions
Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parcement paper; set aside. In a medium sized saucepan combine butter, honey, sugar, and peanut butter . On medium heat bring to a bubble and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once sugar is dissolved remove from heat and stir in vanilla (be careful, it will spit at you). After you stir in the vanilla add the quick oats and Rice Krispies to the mixture. Stir until well combined. Pour mixture in lined pan and press down evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the peanut butter and mini chocolate chips evenly over granola bars. Gently press the chips down with the bottom of a measuring cup or your hands (careful it’s hot!). Place in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes or until cool. (You want to do this because the chips will completely melt if you don’t.) Cut into 12 equal sized bars and enjoy!
 
* For a tasty wake me up granola bar, keep bars in the refrigerator. Taking a bite into the cold, soft granola bar will surely get you going in the morning.
 
 

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3 Comments

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    April 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    I love these! I really need to make my own granola bars. Some day….

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Thank you! I kept putting them off and now I’m mad I did. They’re seriously so easy and taste a whole lot better than store bought.

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