Monday, April 1, 2013

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars for PB & J Day

Don't ya just love Special "Food Holidays"?
Today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!!! 
These are Perfect for a PB&j Day Celebration!!!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

4 cups Oats
¾ cup Peanut Butter (melted)
½ cup Honey
½ cup Peanuts (or whatever nut you'd like to use)
¾ cup Raspberry Jam

Prepare a 13 x 9 x 2 with vegetable spray or butter
Pre-Heat oven to 350°f
In mixing bowl:
Combine: Oats, Peanut Butter, Honey and Peanuts.
Press ½ of the mixture on the bottom of prepared pan.
Spread Oat layer evenly with the Jam.
Dollop the remaining oat mixture by spoonful, over the jam layer.
Press dollops down to ensure once baked they don‟t crumble.
Bake Bars in pre-heated 350°f oven for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Cool 15 minutes
Cut into bars.
Keeps fresh in closed container for 2 weeks

Cinnamon Raisin: Combine ½ c Honey; ¾ cup melted unsalted Butter, ¾ cup Brown Sugar and 1 tablespoon Cinnamon. Add 4 cups Oats. Fold in 1 ½ cup Raisins. Bake as directed. Bake @ 350° f, 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. (Dried Apples would be great here too!)