InstaStory Granola Bars

It’s no secret that I have always loved Instagram, and when they added the “story” feature (bye snapchat) it got even better. I love it for so many reasons… whether it be just to see little snippets of my friend’s days, or I follow bloggers who do fun things like “fridge tours” and behind the scenes of home renovation projects and short little devotionals that are so encouraging. It’s just great.

So, sometimes, I ask questions on my InstaStory like “hey Mamas, what are you feeding your toddlers?” or “does anybody have a good storage solution for clothes that your kids have outgrown?” or “what is ya’lls favorite breakfast food? looking for something quick, inexpensive, and something that will keep me full longer” or “send me your sweet potato fries recipes!”

It’s become a really helpful tool for me and I’ve got so many good suggestions and ideas from it. One particular day, as I sat here eating my yogurt and granola for the thousandth day in a row, I decided to ask for breakfast food suggestions. I got a lot of good ideas and still haven’t tried them all, but so far my favorite came from my friend Morgan who is a new Mama to beautiful twin girls!

These homemade peanut butter granola bars are perfect to make on Sunday evening and have every day that week for breakfast. My husband grabs two on his way out the door with a glass of milk and I eat one with coffee as I have my quiet time. They’re easy to make, don’t require a ton of ingredients, and you can make the 9×13 pan go a long way (depending on how you cut them).

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • as many chocolate chips (for topping) as your little heart desires

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Instructions:

  • In a large pot, bring the honey to a boil and boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat, add a pinch of salt, and stir in peanut butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add rice crispies and oats, stirring continuously until well coated.fullsizeoutput_189a.jpeg
  • Spoon mixture into a 9×13 pan (don’t forget to spray it) and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, without pressing into the pan at all.fullsizeoutput_189b
  • Wash your hands and hold your hands under cold water for a minute, then press your mixture firmly into the pan (this keeps the mixture from sticking to your hands).fullsizeoutput_189cfullsizeoutput_189d
  • Allow to “set” for a few hours before cutting.fullsizeoutput_18a0

Enjoy!

Thanks for the recipe, Morgan!

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