No-Bake Granola Bars

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Ready In:
8mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
24 bars
Serves:
24
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ingredients

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directions

  • In large bowl, combine cereal, rolled oats and raisins; set aside.
  • In small saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; blend until smooth.
  • Pour over cereal mixture; mix well.
  • Press into ungreased 13"x 9" pan.
  • Cool; cut into 24 bars.

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Reviews

  1. CrystalB
    These are delicious - very addictive!! I made a couple of small changes: subbed honey for the corn syrup, used organic puffed brown rice cereal and natural peanut butter and reduced the brown sugar to 1/4 c. for a healthy treat. I found the secret to making them stay together is to press them into the pan as hard as you can. Thanks for a great recipe!
     
  2. chef FIFI
    I was looking for a good granola/cereal type breakfast bar to make for my picky toddler, sure I could go and buy them at the store but they are full of preservatives...I was so glad that I found this recipe..It turned out great and was easy as 1-2-3.. I added chocolate chips as well..another things was I melt just a enough chocolate to coat the top..I firmly patted the mixture into the pan and when they cooled and I cut them they held together just fine..next time I will add a little of coconut and probably omit the peanut butter upping the corn syrup just a tad...thanks for the recipe...
     
  3. Miss Annie
    These bars are easy to make and taste good. They even freeze well. I made them exactly as directed in the recipe, but the next time I make them I will omit the brown sugar. DH needs to cut down on the sugar and I think the corn syrup will make it sweet enough for us. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Chef GreanEyes
    Pretty good and nice snack for adults and kids. used mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. senseicheryl - to make bars soft, don't boil syrup and sugar on high, use medium heat.
     
  5. kristalle
    My kids(including my husband) thought they were great and kept asking for more. I put chocolate chips instead of raisins and they were quite the simple treat. The closest to store bought granola bars I have made yet, I have been trying lots of different recipes. Thanks!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Camden's Mom
    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.
     
  2. kllywlmt
    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.
     
  3. Chef AngieW
    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.
     
  4. nkoprince08
    These are delicious!! I decided to try them out with 1/4 C. mini m and m's and 1/4 C. mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. I also subbed honey for the corn syrup and reduced the brown sugar to 1/3 C. packed. They were so simple and quick to make. My 3-year old loves to help me bake and cook so this was perfect for us!! Thanks for posting.
     
  5. Cookswlove
    Nice chewy granola bars my teenagers have deemed better than the boxed ones. I do add mini chocolate chips to them as I am mixing it togerther. I have also subbed the peanutbutter with nutella and it was a huge hit.
     

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