Trail Mix Granola Bars Recipe

Trail Mix Granola Bars

In an attempt to mix things up in the lunch boxes for back-to-school, I decided to make my own granola bars. Sure, I could just buy a box and make it easy-peasy but I’m trying to keep things a little healthier around my house when I can (and when I’m not making desserts!). Plus, I just never know what added stuff they put in all those boxed treats. If I make it from scratch, I have control over what my kids are eating. It’s also a great opportunity to sneak a few extra things in it like flaxseed.

If you are looking for a delicious, easy-to-make treat that is a vitamin and mineral boost, you have to try these Trail Mix Granola Bars.

Ingredients:

Granola Bars

2 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup Rice Krispies

1/2 cup Chex cereal

1/3 cup Flaxseed

1/3 cup dried cranberries

2/3 cup mini M&M’s

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

2/3 cup honey

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

 

Preparation:

1) In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, Rice Krispies, Chex cereal, flaxseed, cranberries, M&Ms and sunflower seeds. You could always add different nuts or dried fruit as well. Trail mix means you can add what you like!

Granola Bars

2) Heat honey and peanut butter in a microwave safe dish for 30 seconds or until softened. Pour over trail mix and mix thoroughly.

Granola Bars

3) Transfer trail mix into a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Pack down firmly.

4) Refrigerate the trail mix bars for 1 hour before cutting and serving.

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Trail Mix Granola Bars Recipe
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Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: dessert
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Serves: 12
 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup Rice Krispies
  • ½ cup Chex cereal
  • ⅓ cup Flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅔ cup mini M&M’s
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, Rice Krispies, Chex cereal, flaxseed, cranberries, M&Ms and sunflower seeds. You could always add different nuts or dried fruit as well. Trail mix means you can add what you like!
  2. Heat honey and peanut butter in a microwave safe dish for 30 seconds or until softened. Pour over trail mix and mix thoroughly.
  3. Transfer trail mix into a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Pack down firmly.
  4. Refrigerate the trail mix bars for 1 hour before cutting and serving.

 

Hollie Schultz

Hollie officially chose her occupation as a “cooker” when she was two. Ever since then, she has been whipping up the most fabulous creations in her kitchen for her friends, family and whoever will eat!

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