Monday, February 1, 2010

our new favorite snack!

I need to go make another batch of these because they do not stick around this house for more than 24 hours!  I've made 2 batches already this past week!

I am always looking for healthy, "real food" snacks for Hudson ( ok... and me :)  So I asked my "gluten free/ wheat free" friend Lindsey if she had an new fun recipes. She recommended this is one.  It is SO quick and easy to make and is a great alternative to store bought, junk bars!



Peanut Butter Granola Bars

1/2 cup of honey
2/3 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of oats (I used Bob's Red Mill GF rolled oats)
2 cups of rice krispy cereal (gluten free and low sugar)
raisins (however many you desire)
( I finely chopped a 1/2 cup of trail mix... yum! the nuts and hint of chocolate you can't go wrong with!)

Put the honey in a medium size pot and put it on low heat. Stir constantly. You want it to thin out and be melty but not to boil. When it gets to that point you can add in the peanut butter. Stir this until it gets really smooth. At that point turn of the heat and stir in your oats and rice cereal. Add the raisins or whatever dried fruit you would like. After everything is stirred together, lay out some parchment paper, dump everything out and form into a square. Let them harden up a little bit, cut them, put them in a storage container and put them in the refrigerator. 









Enjoy!

CJ

3 comments:

Matt said...

They are seriously our favorite too! Yay for good tips from Texas.

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Bryan, Lindsey, Nathanael, and Caleb said...

Thanks for the shout out!!! Glad you love them!!!