CHEWY MARSHMALLOW NUTTY GRANOLA BARS
Today I decided to make something a little different, knowing I will probably have to eat the entire pan by myself! These granola bars are very simple to make. They are chewy, nutty, fruity good. You could also drizzle white or milk chocolate on the top, or dip the entire bar for that matter. I think both kids and adults will love these. This recipe makes a 9×13 pan of thick bars, so enjoy!
Ingredients:1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
2/3 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips (opt)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries Directions:
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.