No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Serves 16

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cup crisp rice cereal, for a firmer bar increase up to 2 cups
  • 1 1⁄2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup dark corn syrup, light corn syrup, or honey
  • 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat or regular peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⁄2 cup dark raisins, chopped nuts, seeds, or coconut
  • 1⁄3 cup mini chocolate chips, refrigerate or freeze before mixing in to prevent melting, optional

Directions

  1. Lightly grease an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. A 13 x 9 inch baking dish can also be used, but bars will be thinner.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crisp rice cereal, oats, and raisins.
  3. In a saucepan, heat corn syrup and brown sugar just to a boil.
  4. Immediately remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Pour over the dry ingredients in the bowl; mix to combine.
  6. Mix in mini chocolate chips, if using. Work fast because the mixture hardens quickly.
  7. Transfer mixture into the prepared baking dish, then using slightly wet hands, press evenly into the pan.
  8. While the mixture is still soft, cut into bars with a sharp knife for easier slicing.
  9. Chill until firm.

Nutrition Information:

  • AMOUNT PER SERVING
  • Calories 126
  • Calories from Fat 14
  • Total Fat 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 33.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
  • Sugars 14.4 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • SmartPoints value : 6