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Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
These taste delicious.. Sweet, peanuty goodness with a nice puffed rice crunch. Cheaper than buying all those premade bars.
- 1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1⁄4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
- 1⁄2 cup shelled peanuts
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 2 cups puffed rice cereal (I used puffed brown rice cereal)
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- If using raw wheat germ, spread it on a baking sheet and toast for a few minutes until fragrant.
- Spread the sunflower seeds and the peanuts in an even later on separate baking sheets and toast in the oven - the sunflower seeds will take about 6 minutes and the peanuts will take 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool; salt the peanuts lightly.
- Mix the wheat germ, sunflower seeds, peanuts, raisins, oats, and puffed rice in a large bowl. In a separate bowl that fits your microwave, mix the peanut butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup; microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and stir until well blended. Pour over the dry ingredients and fold in until everything is evenly coated.
- Grease an 8-inch-square baking pan and transfer the mixture from the bowl. Cover the surface with waxed paper and press it down firmly. Refrigerate until completely cool. Cut into eight 2x4-inch bars.