How to Make Peanut Butter Granola Bars

How to Make Peanut Butter Granola BarsPeanut butter is rich in protein, folic acid and vitamin E and granola is a great energy source. Combine these two delicious foods and you have one very tasty energy bar, packed with power. These are easy to make and are great for taking with you on a hike or on a backpacking trip. These peanut butter granola bars will fuel your hike and entertain your taste buds.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 3 cups granola
  • Spatula
  • Pyrex bowl
  • Medium sauce pan
  • Flat non-stick pan
 
Step 1
Measure out ingredients and prepare containers. Bob's Redmill Natural Granola comes in perfect 12-oz. packages that measure out to exactly 3 cups.
Step 2
Combine peanut butter, honey and butter in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. It helps to dice the butter into 1/2-inch cubes if tossing it in chilled.
Step 3
Turn off the stove and pour the hot mix into a glass Pyrex bowl. Pour in the 3 cups of plain granola and stir until well mixed.
Step 4
Spoon into a flat pan that is 8 x 8 inches or similar size, such as 6 x 10 inches, then flatten with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Step 5
Use a sharp knife to cut the chilled peanut butter granola layer into 2 x 4-inch sections, approximately. This should yield 8 to 9 peanut butter granola bars
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Add raisins or crushed almonds into the mix to add extra flavor.

Article Written By Naomi Judd

Naomi M. Judd is a naturalist, artist and writer. Her work has been published in various literary journals, newspapers and websites. Judd holds a self-designed Bachelor of Arts in adventure writing from Plymouth State University and is earning a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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