Fruit & Nut Granola Bars
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1 cup dried apples, chopped
1 1/2 cups honey
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch pan by lining with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to over hang the sides of the pan slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cereal, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, cranberries, and apples; mix well.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine honey and peanut butter, stirring until melted together. Pour the melted mixture over the oat mixture and stir together. Firmly press the granola mixture into the prepared pan, then bake for 25 minutes. Cool, then lift the foil from the pan and cut into bars.
Chop the dried cranberries and dried apples into smaller pieces.
I love the mix of nuts and grains in this recipe.
Add the dried fruit to the grains and nuts; mix well.
Melt the honey and peanut butter together, then add to the granola mixture.
Press firmly into a 9 x 13-inch pan that has been lined with aluminum foil. I like to use a small pastry roller to pack mine in tightly.
Bake for about 25 minutes, then cool. Lift the granola out by the aluminum foil.
Cut into bars or squares as desired. I cut mine into 18 large bars.