Great for those who love peanuts, these granola bars have oats, peanuts, and peanut butter, and are sweetened with whole cane sugar and honey – perfect for snacking.
We are all about the peanut butter at our house. Example: This week I made peanut butter muffins for breakfast, and the aforementioned Double Peanut Granola Bars for snacking. We may need to take it easy on the peanut butter next week, but for now we’re enjoying it. 🙂
The other day, Casey and I were having a random conversation about names. I always find it entertaining to look up some of the strangest names that people have given their children (warning: it can be a little scary). Did you know that multiple parents have (or have attempted) to name their kid “Facebook”? It’s true. Go google it if you don’t believe me. What you want to name your child is your business, not mine, but, uh… I’m still shaking my head in disbelief over here. What if little Facebook decides to get Facebook one day? “Hey, did you see Facebook’s latest post on Facebook?”
*confused* I need a granola bar.
Whether your name is Facebook or not, feel free to share this post on Facebook so that other peanut lovers can enjoy these granola bars too.
Double Peanut Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup whole cane sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Lightly grease a 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together oats and peanuts.
Combine honey, whole cane sugar, and butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low to medium heat until butter is melted, stirring frequently. Once butter is melted, allow mixture to come to a boil. As soon as mixture starts boiling, set a timer for 2 minutes and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Immediately stir in peanut butter until melted. Add in vanilla.
Add peanut butter mixture to oat mixture and stir until well combined. Press into prepared baking dish. Let cool completely. Cut into bars.
Note: If your bars are a little soft, place them in the refrigerator for a short time and they will harden up nicely. We store ours in the fridge, and just grab one when we want a snack.
~K in the Kitchen