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No Bake Peanut Butter Raisinette Granola Bars

by flavorthemoments on April 4, 2013

peanut butter raisinette granola bars

peanut butter raisinette granola bars

I’m crazy about whole grains.  I think I’ve said that before, but figured why not say it again?!  :wink:  I’m always trying to find new ways to make healthier things, and these No Bake Peanut Butter Raisinette Granola Bars are some of them!  They’re packed with oats, crisp rice cereal, peanut butter, honey, and a few fun things like dark chocolate Raisinettes and Reese’s peanut butter chips.  They’re so much better than those pre-packaged granola bars.  The best part of all, however, has to be the no bake part!  I love when healthy is easy.  :grin:

I’ve been following the blog Averie Cooks for quite a while now, and I’ve had so many of her awesome recipes pinned.  She has plenty of indulgent recipes, and loads of healthy ones, too.  I was scouting around for a homemade granola bar recipe, so these bars were adapted from her Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.

peanut butter raisinette granola bars

The peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar are heated in the microwave, which is the only cooking we do here.  Nice!  All the other ingredients are stirred in, and the mixture is pressed into a baking dish lined with parchment and sprayed with cooking spray.  Just freeze it for at least an hour, and cut into bars.  Did I mention that these are gluten-free? They are. :smile:

peanut butter raisinette granola bars

I chose dark chocolate Raisinettes because they were not only burning a hole in my pantry shelf, but they give me a raisin and chocolate element in one bite.  Two birds with one stone!  :wink:  I had a smidgen of peanut butter chips left, so I tossed those in, too.  These would be great with any number of your favorite add-ins, like dried cranberries, apricots, coconut, butterscotch chips, marshmallows, you name it.  They’re completely customizable! :grin:

Next time you’re in the mood for something crispy, chewy, sweet, and healthy, think about these.  It’s hard to believe something healthy seems like a treat, but these certainly do. :smile:

peanut butter raisinette granola bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Raisinette Granola Bars

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 10 bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Raisinette Granola Bars are a healthy, homemade treat that is also gluten-free! Follow the recipe, or customize them to incorporate your favorite add-ins!

Ingredients

2/3 cup honey or light corn syrup (I used honey)

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

2 cups crisp rice cereal (I used brown rice)

1/2 cup dark chocolate Raisinettes

1/3 cup Reese's peanut butter chips

Instructions

Line an 8x8" baking dish with parchment paper, and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the honey, peanut butter, and brown sugar in a large microwave proof bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Microwave one more minute, and stir once more. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, and stir until incorporated. Add the oats and stir until coated. Add the cereal, and stir until coated. Add the Raisinettes and peanut butter chips, and gently stir until incorporated. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press down evenly and firmly. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

Remove the pan from the freezer and remove the granola mixture from the pan using the parchment paper. Slice into about 10 bars or into squares. Enjoy!

Notes

Total time includes freezing time.

Adapted from Averie Cooks' Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for trying my recipe and I’m so glad you like them. They’re my favorite granola bar recipe ever and so easy!

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flavorthemoments April 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

My pleasure! Really, the pleasure is all mine — they are delicious!

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Kelly @ Hidden fruits and veggies April 5, 2013 at 5:06 am

I looooove granola bars — a recipe I don’t have to bake?? Even better! The addition of Raisinettes and PB cups makes it seem so indulgent, while still being a pretty healthy snack/breakfast

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flavorthemoments April 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

I was very happy to find this recipe! I love granola bars, and I love EASY.

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Ashley April 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love homemade granola bars! And I really love that these are no-bake and filled with lots of awesome ingredients! I went through a phase where I made granola bars all the time but I haven’t for a while now…. thinking I need to bring them back : ) Have a great weekend!

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flavorthemoments April 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I love making granola bars too. I couldn’t believe how easy these were! They’re really satisfying my sweet tooth, too!

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets April 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

yum. I love raisinettes, and these no bake bars sound amazing!

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flavorthemoments April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Thank you, Aimee! They were seriously good.

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Kloe's Kitchen March 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm

I am adding this to my “to-make” list!
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flavorthemoments March 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I hope you enjoy them, Kloe! :)

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