Peanut Butter Oat Crisp Bars
By Susan Arruda
YIELD: 15 bars or 30 squares
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp. wheat germ
1 tbsp. flax seeds
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Heat up the natural peanut butter and honey in a saucepan until ingredients are softened and well combined. Remove from heat and add the pure vanilla extract. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a large mixing spoon to combine.
Place the combined mixture in a 9’X13’ inch pan, lightly greased or lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325oF for 10 minutes on the center rack.
Let cool before cutting into 15 bars, 4 X 1-3/4 inches or 30 squares.