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Granola Cereal Bars

 Granola Cereal Bars
These sweet peanut butter bars are perfect for breakfast, dessert or an anytime snack. You can add raisins instead of chocolate chips if you prefer. —Helen Velichko of Kansas City, Missouri
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter and
  • corn syrup; cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until
  • mixture comes to a boil, stirring once. Stir in the vanilla; add
  • oats and cereal. Fold in chocolate chips. Press into a 9-in. square
  • pan coated with cooking spray. Cool and cut into bars. Yield: 1
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 199 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.