Peanut Butter Granola Bars

  • 2 1/2 c crispy rice cereal

  • 2 c quick-cooking oats

  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 c honey

  • 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c raisins or craisins (optional)

  1. Stir rice cereal and oats (raisins/craisins optional) together in a large bowl.

  2. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

  3. Combine brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil.

  4. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

  5. Mix sugar mixture into cereal and oats. (Mix quickly!)

  6. Press into pan, smooth top using a spatula.

  7. Allow to cool, then cut into squares.