FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Chewy Granola Bars

15 min
Total Time
45 min
Servings: 24


2 cups quick cooking oats

2 cups crispy rice cereal

20 mini pretzels, crushed

3/4 cup pancake syrup, maple syrup, or honey

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine oats, cereal, and crushed pretzels in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour syrup or honey into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir in peanut butter until combined. Microwave for 1 minute more. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour syrup mixture over oat mixture. Stir until completely coated.
  4. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray and pour mixture into pan. Press mixture firmly into the pan using wax paper or the back of a spoon.
  5. Allow mixture to cool completely to room temperature. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Quick Tips

Add in 1/2 cup dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, or coconut to fit your taste.

Bake in a 300°F oven for 20 minutes for a crunchier granola bar.

Wash hands well when making meals or snacks that will not be cooked.