Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Although this recipe has some common ingredients with my granola bars, these are much more of a dessert or a treat than a healthy snack. But hey! We all need treats once in a while, right? Especially yummy peanut buttery ones! 

I saw this recipe from Mom on Timeout  shared on Facebook, and I knew I had to make them for Josh. He is a huge Reese's fan and has been working lots of overtime lately, so  I figured he could use a little treat. Since Isaac is allergic to peanuts, we have to keep these treats hidden away in a high cupboard, which means they are reserved for adults. Score one for the parents!

1/3 C brown sugar
1/4 C peanut butter
1/4 C honey
1/4 C butter
2 C quick oats
2/3 C Rice Krispies
3/4 C Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 C Reese's Pieces

Combine oats and Rice Krispies in a large bowl, and set aside. In a small pot, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, and butter. Stir to combine as things melt. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 2 minutes while stirring regularly. Pour peanut butter mixture over oats and Rice Krisipies, and stir until well coated. Allow to cool for several minutes before adding the peanut butter chips (to avoid melting). Fold in peanut butter chips, and press into a parchment-line 8X8 pan. Top with Reese's Pieces and additional peanut butter chips, if desired. Press mixture firmly and allow to cool and set completely before slicing.







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