Recipe by Motivated Mama
From Eating Well magazine. I haven't tried it yet but am looking forward to it!
Top Review by HeatherJElf
I have made this several* times now, and make substitutions with on hand items (nuts, flax, pumpkin seeds, dried fruits & berries, etc.). Very easy to go organic or 'raw' with this recipe (I used puffed millet instead of 'rice' cereal). I added a few Tablespoons of molasses to give it more 'glue.' I always keep it in 'granola' form & take a cupful to eat on my way to work. A great healthy, flexible recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup peanuts, dry roasted and salted
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds, roasted (or any other kind of nut)
- 2 cups raisins, chopped (or any other kind of dried fruit)
- 2 cups rolled oats or 2 cups instant oats
- 2 cups toasted rice cereal
- 1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup natural-style peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Coat a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds (or other nuts), raisins (or other dried fruit), oats, rice cereal and wheat germ or flax seed meal (if using) in a large bowl.
- Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and honey in a large microwaveable bowl and microwave on high or boil on stove top until bubbling (1 to 2 minutes).
- Add vanilla and stir until blended.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until covered.
- Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Press down firmly (It helps to coat your fingers with cooking spray). Let stand for about 1 hour to harden.
- Cut into bars.