Peanut Butter Granola Bars

three granola bars made of peanuts and dry fruits.

By: Chef Sam Gasbarro and

2 hours, 15 minutes

Total Servings: 24, Serving Size: 1 bar



4 3/4 cup oats, rolled

3 1/4 cup crispie rice cereal

1 cup dried cranberries, chopped

6 ounces peanuts (about 1 ¼ cups)

2 cups peanut butter

1 ¼ cup honey

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


This recipe is adapted from a recipe for K-12 school food service created by Chef Sam Gasbarro and See the original volume food service recipe here.

Combine oats, crispie rice cereal, dried cranberries and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. In a saucepan, combine peanut butter and honey. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until peanut butter and honey are warmed and smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Add peanut butter mixture to oat mixture. Stir well to coat oats in peanut butter mixture and allow to cool slightly. Fold in mini chocolate chips

Spray a half-sheet pan (9"x13") and add mixture. Patting mixture down until firm. Cover and refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Cut into long thin bars or squares.

Nutrients Per serving

Calories from Fat157
Fat17 g
Trans Fats0
Carbohydrate51 g
Protein12 g
Fiber7 g
Sodium165 mg

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