Wednesday, August 21, 2013

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars {3 points+}

Wow. That wasn't a great night! Did you ever wake up more tired than when you went to sleep? Ugh.

Fortunately, I'm waking up to freshly made granola bars!

One of my favorite things is granola bars. We are always eating them at home, they're perfect for a quick snack, or with some fruit and yogurt for breakfast.

Except I always want granola bars when we don't have them. So I started making my own. It also gives me something fun to make that is also healthy (you know, instead of cookies and cakes and brownies)

I started with this recipe, and adjusted it based on what I had at home.

And that is how peanut butter and jelly granola bars were born :)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

4 cups oats
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup raspberry jelly (or you could use honey And I'm sure strawberry and grape jelly are yummy too, I just happen to have raspberry in the house)

Other add ins:
chopped peanuts (we love to add these, when I have them!)
mini chocolate chips
dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast the oats for about 15 minutes.

Melt the peanut butter. Add the jelly to the peanut butter and mix well.

Combine the oats with the peanut butter and jelly mixture. Stir well. You may need to use your hands. This is also when you should add the other mix ins!

Press into a lined cupcake tin. Refrigerate for a few hours, until firm (if I'm in a big hurry, I throw them in the freezer.)


Well, I'm off to go have one of these delicious bars for breakfast! Then its an early morning work day...followed by some napping I hope!

Have a wonderful day!

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow oh wow oh wow!!
we love granola bars here and these look so awesome!!
thanks katie for the recipe

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

YUM!! These look and sound so good!! All of my favorite things in one delicious bar!Your cupcake liners are so cute too! Yay for napping! Enjoy!

Jules said...

These sound delicious! Have a great day!

Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

I very well might be making these when I get home tonight! I think I have everything - except I might need to grab some sugar-free jelly. Yumm!!

Becky said...

These look delicious and sound so easy! I love granola bars too! I haven't slept well the last couple of nights. I hope you get your napping in ;)

Tracy said...

These look good. My girls would enjoy these.
I hate waking up more tired then you went to bed at. I heard that because of the full moon last night lots of sleepless people walking around today. I had a great sleep but woke up with a sore neck that I can't turn lol

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