DIY Granola Bars ~ You know, if the store runs out....
Lately, each morning I wake up and quickly scroll through social media to take a damage report of what crazy thing is happening, currently. Today, I woke up to find out that Wisconsin schools were all canceled due to this corona virus and that they will have a minimum of 3 weeks off. We homeschool, and are used to having our kids at home eating ALL DAY, but some parents are in for a shock to see how much their kids will eat in a day. Granola bars are a staple in our house ~ but I have a feeling they may fall victim to the panic buying since they are an easy snack that stores well.
HAVE NO FEAR ~ Abby's Recipe is HERE!
You can just make the darn things yourself ~ and here is how!
( I have a youtube video where you can watch the process if you are a visual learner!)
What you need:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Honey
2 1/2 Cups Oatmeal ( Quick or Old Fashioned)
+ Mini Chocolate Chips (or any spin you want to put on it ~ dried fruit?)
On stove top - slowly melt together peanut butter and honey. Don't get it hot, just warm enough for it to mix until smooth!
Let it cool for a few minutes (though melted chocolate chips taste just as delicious) then mix in oatmeal.
Once the oats are mixed in and coated with the p.b./honey combo you can add in your topping of choice. We use mini chocolate chips...you could do dried fruit, nuts, m&m's what ever makes the kids happy.....these three weeks will test your ability to keep the peace.
Get 2 pieces of wax paper, one for the bottom of a pan. Plop the granola mix on top of wax paper. Place second piece of wax paper on top of the mix to protect your rolling pin ( if you don't have a rolling pin, use a cup).
Roll out the bars until they are your desired thickness.
Cut into your favorite size...I use a pizza cutter!
Put pan with pre-cut bars into the fridge for a couple hours or until they are hard to the touch.
I store ours in a gallon glass jar in the fridge so it is easy for the kids to grab their own darn snack while I chug more coffee.
Good luck friends! I am working on putting together some more simple recipes and ideas to help people out!