Three ingredients, quick and easy, nutritious snack – all in a great peanut butter honey oats granola bar.
Mmm, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now and I’m sure I’ll say it again. I love to snack. Now that I’m pregnant I can’t just count a snack as my meals like I used to, but I find myself hungry more often and not wanting to eat a whole meal when I am hungry means its perfect for me to grab a quick snack. I usually go for granola bars, or fruit snacks, or pretzels or crackers or chips. But to keep my snacks somewhat nutritious and still completely delicious I like to go with granola bars and when I can I like to go with homemade.
These granola bars are super quick to throw together, only 3 ingredients and only about 3 steps to make them too. And they are made with one of my favorite cereals, which just helps add to the delicious flavor. Plus, if you have a little bit of cereal left over from the box (like I did) then you can enjoy a bowl or two of cereal for a late night snack or for breakfast!
This recipe works very well halved as well, you’ll just cut all the amounts in half and cook it in an 8×8 inch baking pan instead of a 9×13.
This cereal is perfect for a great fall-inspired recipe like these granola bars which are great to send your kids with to school, or to eat when they get home.
Peanut Butter and Honey Bunches of Oats Granola Bars
- 4 cups honey bunches of oats (with almonds, optional)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine cereal, peanut butter, and honey in large bowl.
- Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper (do not skip this)
- Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish and press around evenly.
- Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing bars. Allow to cool completely before removing from baking dish.
Store wrapped in parchment paper and in an airtight container like pyrex or a ziplock bag for about a week.
Enjoy these yummy and easy granola bars as part of your breakfast or a snack.
And just to prove that even I make mistakes when cooking, my first batch of granola bars turned into “granola” because I didn’t line the dish and they stuck completely to the bottom of the pan as well as I over baked them a little bit. (But the granola tasted delicious too, and I will be eating it for breakfast this morning with milk!)
And right now at Walgreens, you can get any of the Post Cereals below for just $1.99 (which is a huge discount!) So head there now and stock up so you can make these delicious bars as well as enjoy a box of delicious cocoa pebbles! This deal just started yesterday and only runs until Saturday, so be sure to head to Walgreens soon!