Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Directions

This recipe is scaled for K-12 school food service. For more information about peanuts in school food service, visit PeanutsinSchools.org
Recipe created by Chef Sam Gasbarro and HealthySchoolRecipes.com.

Combine oats, rice crispies, cranberries, peanut granules and mini chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. In a sauce pan, combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until peanut butter and honey are warmed and smooth.
Add peanut butter mixture to oat mixture. Stir well to coat oats in peanut butter mixture.  If doing batches 50 or larger, use a mixer. Spray a full-sized sheet pan and add mixture. Patting mixture down until firm. Cover and refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Once set, cut into 48 squares (8 by 6). Store extra or leftover granola bars in the refrigerator for holding/storage.

(Note: this bar freezes well)

Variations:

For an oatmeal raisin granola bar, substitute raisins for dried cranberries.

For a cherry chocoa, substitute dried cherries for dried cranberries.

Crediting:

1 bar portion provides: 1 oz. eq. m/ma and 1 oz. eq. grain.

Nutrients Per Serving

Calories

340

Total Fat (gm)

18

Vitamin A (IU)

127

Iron (mg)

2

Protein (gm)

9.3

Saturated Fat (gm)

3.3

Vitamin C (mg)

2

Sodium (mg)

120

Carbohydrate (gm)

40.5

Cholesterol (mg)

0

Calcium (mg)

22

Dietary Fiber (gm)

4

 
 

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