Crunchy Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
How to Make Crunchy Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- Melt butter and set aside to cool. In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy (I use a whisk). Mix in peanut butter, sugar and honey. Tip: spray measuring cups with veg spray before measuring peanut butter and honey and they'll slide right out of the cups. Add the butter and mix. Now add the cinnamon and combine. You'll have a very smooth mixture at this point.
- Next you'll want to add the oats. I take about 3/4 cup of oats and pulverize it in my spice grinder or food processor. I like the combination of textures, but if you're lazy or pressed for time, just add the oats whole. (this is a very forgiving recipe). Add all the oats and raisins and stir to combine, and with clean hands press into 8 of the indentations of your baking dish.
- This recipe can also be made in an 8x8 baking dish, but you will need to bake about 20 minutes. Also you can jazz this up with crushed peanuts, a tsp of vanilla extract and even mini chocolate chips. The possibilities are endless. Oh, and chopped, dried apricots and cranberries are great for a little bit of zing!