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Trail Mix Granola Bars

Delicious and easy homemade trail mix granola bars. Perfect for lunchboxes and after-school snacks.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Janssen Bradshaw

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts a mix of almonds and peanuts are most like trail mix, I think
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut I like unsweetened, but either is fine
  • 3/4 cups M&M's® Crispy
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
  • 6 Tablespoons honey or corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with tinfoil, spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Put the oats in a food processor or blender and blend for about 5-10 seconds. The oats on the bottom will be very fine, and the oats on the top will be barely blended.
  3. Pour the oats in a mixing bowl and add the sugar, salt, nuts, raisins, M&M's® Crispy, and coconut. Stir and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter, butter/oil and honey or corn syrup together until smooth. Stir in the water, then pour it all over the dry mixture and stir until well-coated.
  5. Press firmly into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the edges are nicely browned.
  6. Let cool completely, then remove from the pan, peel off the foil, and cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)