Just in time for Peanut Butter Lovers Month: a yummy snack for the munchkins from children’s author/illustrator Melissa Iwai :).

The Hungry Artist

Ok, so I meant to post this earlier, but I’ve been completely distracted by the recent events.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to people in the surrounding areas hit by Sandy.  Hats off to the relief effort!  The workers, leaders, and neighbors have been amazing.


Pre-hurricane, Jamie and I made these granola bars to bring to a play date.  They aren’t the healthiest granola bars — they’re more like healthier Rice Krispie Treats!   Instead of marshmallows and butter, I used peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, brown sugar.  Then mixed it with oats, almonds in addition to rice cereal.  Super easy to make, with no baking required.

I went through about four iterations, and I like this ratio of oats, rice cereal, sweetness and chew the best.  Hope you do too!

Peanut Butter Chewy Granola Bars

¾ cups old fashioned oats

1 ½ cups rice cereal

¼ cup toasted…

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  1. OH YUM! It hasn’t been till recently that I learned to love peanut butter. I didn’t dislike it, but it was never something I loved. I love it now though! I have to try this recipe! Thanks!


    1. I like that by adding peanut butter to the traditional rice krispies squares you get more protein. I’m making some this weekend :).


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