If you are looking for a SUPER easy recipe for the kiddos to make (and to enjoy), then look no further.
These are fantastic! My kids have been asking me for a while to buy them granola bars. I must say that after reading the ingredients or about 7 different brands I was sorely disappointed. Even a popular organic brand was loaded with sugar. So I figured I might as well make my own!
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons chia seeds (these are optional, I just love the texture they give)
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup peanut butter (preferably one withOUT any hydrogenated oils)
2 TBS ground flax seed
2 other things I threw in that are optional:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped into little pieces
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly (it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if the kids wanted to use their hands :).
Press the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. The harder you press the better the bars will stay together.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.