No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Lower-Fat)

READY IN: 22mins
YIELD: 16 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups Rice Krispies (for a firmer bar increase up to 2 cups)
  • 1 12
  • 12
    cup brown sugar, packed
  • 12
    1/2 cup light corn syrup or 1/2 cup honey
  • 12
    cup reduced-fat peanut butter (or can use regular peanut butter)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 12
    cup dark raisin (or can use either 1/2 cup chopped nuts or 1/2 cup seeds or 1/2 cup coconut)
  • 13
    cup mini chocolate chip (to prevent melting refrigerate or freeze the chocolate chips before mixing in)
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DIRECTIONS

  • lightly grease 11 x 7-inch, can use a 13 x 9-inch baking dish but you will have a thinner bar.
  • In a large bowl combine Rice Krispies cereal, oats and raisins.
  • In a saucepan stir the corn syrup or honey and brown sugar until just at a boil.
  • Immediately remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients in the bowl; mix to combine.
  • Mix in mini chocolate chips (if using) work fast the mixture hardens quickly.
  • Transfer the mixture into prepared baking dish, then using slightly wet hands push evenly down into the pan.
  • While the mixture is still soft, for easier slicing take a sharp knife and slice into desired size bars.
  • Chill until firm.
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