Recipe: Granola Bars

Soooo I wanted to share with you a recipe that I created inspired by my favorite after workout treat from a local coffee shop in Berkeley, California. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and fill me up after a long run or swim. I'm kinda obsessed...but really really.

Ohh btw, they won’t last long…because they are sooo good! 

2 and ½ cups of rice cereal (you know, the kind that snap, crackle, pop)

3/4 cup of dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice!)

½ cup of rolled oats

1 cup creamy peanut butter (crunchy works as well!)

½ cup brown rice syrup

½ cup agave nectar

1 tsp. vanilla 

In a large bowl, combine the rice cereal, dried cranberries, and oats. Set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, rice syrup, agave nectar, and vanilla, until melted. Pour over dry ingredients and mix with wooden spoon until combined. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan. Using clean hands, press down the mixture. Let “nap” for 1 hour in the fridge before slicing (if you can wait that long!) Enjoy as a snack or healthy dessert!

[Makes about 16. GF and Vegan]


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