This recipe is very similar to my stand-by recipe, Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars, but with more oats and more puffed rice to the same stickies. So the lesson of PUSH REALLY HARD to make them stay in bar form is even more applicable to this recipe! I added 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips too ... Mix, PRESS HARD, chill, and cut into 16 bars (that was all the smaller I could stand to cut these yummy bars). The sticky stuff (which is easier heated in 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each until it just starts to bubble) tastes just like it should go in a Butterfingers bar, so I was surprised that drizzling chocolate on top didn't bring that out. It's good, but since I don't prefer a drier bar, I'll stick with my stand-by.
These were so easy and YUMMY!! i will be making lots of these in the years to come. thanks for posting!
I found these to be really easy to make and not too dry for me!! These will be part of my halloween hand outs. Great for the kids.
Absolutely yummy great recipe
Thank you for this wonderful and adaptable recipe. I've made it as is several times. I've also substituted various nuts and trail mixes for the raisins (usually more than 1/2 cup) and it's always delicious. Yesterday I tried a new variation which also came out great - with some tweaking. I substituted maple syrup for the corn syrup, butter for the peanut butter, and a cup or so of whole pecans for the raisins. The mixture didn't hold together at all, so I added more rice cereal until the ratio seemed right and baked it at 300 for about 20 minutes - until the pecans started to brown. Once it cooled it held together well and tastes like pecan pie! Another great way to use what is now a family favorite.
These are so yummy and perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon snack (or even for dessert). I am allergic to soy and almost every store-bought granola bar has soy in it so these are wonderful! I have made them twice. One time I used 1/4 cup corn syrup and 1/4 cup honey and added mini chocolate chips on top before pressing into the pan. REALLY good. The other time I used Nutella instead of peanut butter because my hubby is allergic to peanuts and did 1/4cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup honey because I was out of corn syrup. These were good but super sweet. I definitely prefer the peanut butter ones.
This is a good base recipe. I like to experiment with adding in different things. This time I used honey in place of the corn syrup and added in wheat germ, white choc. chips and sunflower kernels. Much better than the store bought bars.
Very good!! My kids love them too!
Very good! Love the fact that they are not baked, and I did use half honey for the corn syrup amount, I also added 1/2 cup sunflower seeds. You could do so much with this recipe, add coconut, drizzle with chocolate, add m&m's for a holiday treat, thank you!!