Trail mix granola bars come together without the oven and with lots of flavor and protein.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: granola bar, peanut butter, trail mix
1 1/2cupsold-fashioned or quick oats
2 1/2cupstrail mixa combo of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc.
1/3cuppeanut buttercrunchy or smooth
Prepare an 8-by-8-inch pan by lining it with waxed paper, hanging the paper out over the edges to easily remove the bars later.
Add the oats and trail mix to a large bowl and stir to combine.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the mixture is smooth. (It won't take long.)
Pour the mixture over top of the oats and trail mix and stir until the dry ingredients are well coated.
Dump it into the prepared pan and top with another piece of waxed paper. Using a glass or another pan, compact the mixture down as much as possible in the pan so it's as dense as you can get it.
Refrigerate for at least two hours before removing from the pan and slicing into bars. Refrigerate the bars in an airtight container.
Trail Mix Granola Bars https://spiceupkitchen.net/2019/04/18/even-granola-bars-can-get-into-the-mix/ April 18, 2019 "Spice Up Your Life" by Lindsey Young