These Chewy Pretzel Peanut Butter Granola Bars are a simple, easy snack prepared in less than 20 minutes. The kids are going to love this snack!
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I love this time of year when the kids’ after-school activities are in full swing. Usually, this means I am exhausted and sick of running around in my car.
When I get to watch my daughter score her first 2-points in her first-ever basketball game or hear my 4-year-old constantly talk about how he will play soccer, it makes every afternoon running around worth it.
I love coming up with snack ideas, and while my kids are big granola bar fans, they love homemade ones like these Chewy Pretzel Peanut Butter Granola Bars.
Are you looking for an easy snack for an upcoming game or need a new treat for after school? Try these delicious granola bars; your kids (and you) will love this tasty snack!
- Unsalted butter
- Creamy peanut butter
- Light brown sugar
- Rolled Oats
- Rice Krispie cereal
- Pretzel Goldfish or mini-pretzel rounds
- Vanilla extract
- Mini-Sweet Chocolate Chips
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Chewy Pretzel Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups oats
- 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 1/2 cups pretzel Goldfish or mini pretzel balls
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Spray 9″ x 13″ baking pan with cooking oil or line pan with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, rice cereal, and Pepperidge Farm Pretzel Goldfish.
- In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, add butter, peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar.
- Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir with a wooden spoon or a spatula until the cereal is evenly coated.
- Pour the granola mixture into the prepared pan, scraping the sides of the bowl to get all of the granola into the pan. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, press the granola onto the pan and really pack it down.
- Let set for at least 2 hours.
- Cut into 18 bars. To get 18 bars, cut 8 bars going across the length, then cut each strip into 3, 4-inch sections. Wrap in parchment paper or place in a sealed container until ready to eat.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks, but trust me, they won’t last that long.