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Peanut Butter N' Honey Bars
Peanut Butter N’ Honey Bars

These aren’t really granola bars, not yet.

And I say not yet because I still haven’t found a gosh darn good granola bar recipe.

These are going to remain Peanut Butter N’ Honey Bars, without any tweaking into granola bars, because they really worked out well just they way they are.

But not really what I would consider a granola bar.

They are packed with nuts, raisins, seeds, honey and oats. They are a powerhouse of nutrition for kids like mine. Non meat eating kids like mine who need protein from other sources.

And it only takes one pot to make it in, so for lazy dishwashers like me, a big bonus.

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup of natural, no sugar peanut butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of honey
1/3 cup of butter
3 tsp of vanilla
3 cups of oats
1/2 cup of shredded coconut (your call if you want it sweetened)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or both
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of peanuts, chopped

Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.

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Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large pot. I know it seems like  lot of vanilla, but if you don’t use a larger amount than usual the honey flavor can be overwhelming.

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On low heat on your stove, melt the ingredients together.

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Once the ingredients are melted, throw the rest in.

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Make sure that the dry ingredients are covered completely with the peanut butter mixture.

Take a piece of parchment paper and lay it over a 9×13 pan, making sure it overlaps the edges a lot.

Plunk the contents of the pot right down in the middle of the pan.

Press the mixture evenly throughout the pan until it looks like this. It doesn’t actually stick to your hands much, so you don’t need to grease them. Press it as tightly as you can.

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Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes, you are more drying it out slowly than baking it that much.

Let it cool completely then slice. Letting these dry out is A-ok and preferable, actually.

Then let your little astronaut or princess enjoy!

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Peanut Butter N' Honey Bars

These are packed with nuts, raisins, seeds, honey and oats. They are a powerhouse of nutrition for kids like mine. Non meat eating kids like mine who need protein from other sources.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
Bars
Servings
8
Calories
649
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter natural no sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (your call if you want it sweetened)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or both
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees. 

  2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large pot. I know it seems like a lot of vanilla, but if you don't use a larger amount than usual the honey flavor can be overwhelming.

  3. On low heat on your stove, melt the ingredients together. 

  4. Once the ingredients are melted, throw the rest in. Make sure that the dry ingredients are covered completely with the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Take a piece of parchment paper and lay it over a 9 inch x  13 inch pan, making sure it overlaps the edges a lot. 

  6. Plunk the contents of the pot right down in the middle of the pan. Press the mixture evenly throughout the pan until it looks like this. It doesn't actually stick to your hands much, so you don't need to grease them. Press it as tightly as you can.

  7. Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes, you are more drying it out slowly than baking it that much. 

  8. Let it cool completely then slice. Letting these dry out is A-ok and preferable, actually. Then let your little astronaut or princess enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8g, Calories: 649kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 263mg, Potassium: 564mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 340IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 3.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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