Oh Yeah!!! This is a great alternative to store bought granola bars which have high fructose corn syrup (which we try to avoid at our house) and also satisfies the sweet tooth! YU-UM!
3 cups rice crispies
3 cups Quaker Oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup honey (plus an extra tablespoon)
3/4 cup sugar
1 16 oz jar Smuckers All Natural Peanut Butter
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Bring sugar and honey to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one minute.
Add peanut butter and a splash of vanilla and stir until combined.
Pour into dry ingredients. You will have to use your hands to completely mix. The chocolate chips will melt while mixing.
Put into a 10.5 x 15.5 jelly roll pan firmly pressing mixture down. Let set up for about an hour (maybe less) then cut!
You can use craisins or raisins instead of the chocolate chips. Sometimes I use chopped peanuts instead of the sunflower seeds, but I don't like that as much!