Simple, Chewy Peanut Butter Raisin Granola Bars

"The kids will love these and they are so much better than the store bought junk! It's a fairly simple recipe and you can add whatever dried fruit you want to get a different flavor. And if you're having a chocolate craving, stir in 1/2 c chocolate chips!"
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  • In a large bowl, combine cereal, oats and raisins (or other fruit). Set aside.
  • In a small pan, mix brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat and stir until boiling.
  • Remove brown sugar mixture from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Pour brown sugar/peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir to mix well (until everything appears to be coated in the peanut butter mixture).
  • Spray a 9x13 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and press the mixture firmly into it.
  • Cool and cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container.

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