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Peanut Butter Jelly Granola Bars

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars are the perfect snack recipe! Kid approved making them perfect for after school and lunch boxes!

I am constantly looking for great snack and lunch box recipes. I have a semi picky eater so getting him to munch on anything past chicken nuggets is a struggle.

These granola bars are LIFE CHANGING. Not only does he love them but they are requested regularly.

They do not last long in our home. Perfect after school snack and lunch box addition. They are quick and easy to make and a perfect recipe to get your kids helping in the kitchen!

Homemade Granola Bar Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Grape Jelly
  • Salt
  • Craisins

I recommend using quick oats for this bar recipe. They are a little less chewy and hold together amazingly well.

What to serve with granola bars:

Some of our favorite ways to make these into a healthy lunch option is to pack with a few of these:

  • Cheese squares
  • yogurt
  • fresh fruit
  • carrots
  • sugar snap peas
  • sliced cucumbers
  • cottage cheese

This combo gives you a healthy lite lunch that is perfect for school or picnics!

How to make granola bars:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread your oats onto a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a small saucepan. Heat until just melted.
  3. Drizzle the honey mixture over the toasted oats in a large bowl. Stir quickly until mostly combined.
  4. Microwave the jelly for 15 seconds. Pour it over the oats with the salt and mix until combined. Press into a 8 inch pan with the back of a spatula. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

How long do homemade granola bars last?

If stored properly your bars should last 1 week. I keep mine in an air tight container on the counter or in the pantry. Full disclosure, these get eaten within 3 days meaning mine have never lasted in our home for a full week.

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Peanut Butter And Jelly Granola Bars

Peanut Butter And Jelly Granola Bars

Yield: 8 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars are the perfect snack recipe! Kid approved making them perfect for after school and lunch boxes! 

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cuo peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crasins, slightly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread your oats onto a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a small saucepan. Heat until just melted. 
  3. Drizzle the honey mixture over the toasted oats in a large bowl. Stir quickly until mostly combined.
  4. Microwave the jelly for 15 seconds. Pour it over the oats with the salt and mix until combined. Press into a 8 inch pan with the back of a spatula. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

Homemade granola bars will last one week if stored in an air tight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g
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Abby

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

How long do these store for? Also, did you know that the cool freezer pack can go in the middle of the containers too. It keeps both top and bottom containers nice and cool.

Jesseca

Friday 4th of April 2014

I'd say no more than a week. And I did! We love those containers! We are getting ready to drive across the country and they are coming in handy when planning our snacks!

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Saturday 31st of August 2013

Yum! Your recipe looks like a great lunchbox treat

Kari @ Sunshine In My Pocket

Saturday 31st of August 2013

These look delicious...I'm going to try them out on my nephews! :)

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Friday 30th of August 2013

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. It makes me so happy to see beautiful creativity linked up!

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Carrie This Home

Friday 30th of August 2013

These look really good--I'm pinning it and hoping to try it soon! I'm stopping by from Tatertots and Jello Link Party Palooza (#547 Awesome Guacamole) Have a great weekend!

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