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Yields 12 bars

PB&J Granola Bars

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rolled Oats (Old Fashion Oatmeal) or 2 cups Rolled Oats and 1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup Jelly or Jam (your favorite flavor)
  • 1/4 cup Hot Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Butter, vegetable oil or cooking spray for the pan
  • Optional Additions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped Dried Fruit, Raisins, etc.
  • 1/2 cup Honey (instead of the jelly)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease an 8x11-inch baking pan with butter or vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oats.
  4. In a small saucepan, over low heat, add the peanut butter, half of the jelly, the water, the salt and any optional additions.
  5. Stir until all ingredients are melted.
  6. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the oats and mix until the oats are coated and are a sticky mass.
  7. Dump the mixture into the greased baking pan and press into an even layer.
  8. Spread the remaining jelly over the top.
  9. Bake in a 350F oven for about 25 minutes, or until the edges are toasty brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool, about an hour, then slice into 12 bars.
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