I love granola bars, and two years ago I posted my secret recipe here.
Buuuut that was 2 years and 3 kids ago, I need a easier, BIGGER recipe now, and this one is perfect!! I have made this several times and it is our new favorite!
A simple recipe with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
You AND your kids are going to love it!
1 c. melted butter
2 c. (1 16oz. jar) crunchy, natural peanut butter
1 c. honey
1 c. packed, brown sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
7 c. quick oats
1 c. coconut
1 c. chopped pecans or almonds
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine oats, coconut, nuts, and cranberries, set aside. Mix together melted butter, peanut butter, honey, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Poor over oat mixture and stir until everything is well mixed, add chocolate chips. Press into a greased jelly roll pan (12 1/2-inches x 17 1/2-inches x 1-inches).
Bake for 25 mins allow to cool completely before cutting into squares, store in fridge to maintain shape.
Recipe adapted from morning health bars.