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No-Bake Granola Bars


  • 2 ½ cups toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Materials Needed

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Small saucepan
  • Hot pad
  • 13 x 9-inch baking pan
  • Large sharp knife
  • Metal Spatula to remove bars from pan


  1. Put the rice cereal, oatmeal and raisins in the bowl and stir together with the wooden spoon.
  2. In the small saucepan, mix together the brown sugar and corn syrup. Turn the heat to medium-high. Stir constantly while the mixture is brought to a boil. Once boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  3. Stir the peanut butter and vanilla into the sugar mixture in the saucepan. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereals and raisins in the large bowl. Mix well.
  5. Press the mixture into the baking pan.
  6. When cool, cut into bars.

*** The recipe makes about 18 bars. Granola is a cereal made of various grains, brown sugar or honey, nuts, oil, dried fruits and sometimes coconut.

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