Thursday, May 8, 2014
Peanut Oat Honey Bars
These are tasty, easy bars to make using real ingredients. They are not full of sugar but satisfy a need for a little afternoon snack.
This recipe makes 9 bars.
1/2 C honey
1/3 C peanut butter
1 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 C oats
1/2 C honey roasted peanuts
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 300.
Line the bottom and sides of an 8"x8" baking pan with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the oats, peanuts, and cinnamon.
In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt together the honey, peanut butter, and butter.
Add the melted mixture and the vanilla to the bowl of dry ingredients.
Mix together completely.
Spread in an even layer in the parchment paper in the baking dish.
Bake for 22-25 minutes until golden.
Let the bars cool and cut into 9 squares.
If you do not let the bars cool, they will be really crumbly...so patience is a key here! They become more solid (but not too hard) in the fridge.
Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge.
This recipe is adapted from peanutbutterandpeppers.com.