Iced Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup brown rice syrup
  • ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine oats, rice cereal, raisins, chia seeds, flax, sea salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, combine rice syrup and peanut butter. Heat until melted and pourable, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture, quickly stirring to evenly combine. Use a spatula to scrape sides of bowl if needed.
  5. Press mixture into parchment lined pan. With wet hands, lightly press the top to ensure an even, compact layer.
  6. Refrigerate 15-30 minutes till firm, then lift parchment from pan and cut square in half, then cut in rows to equal 10 bars.
  7. Melt coconut butter and drizzle over the tops of granola bars.
  8. Store in airtight container up to 1 week. Can also keep in the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before eating.
Notes
When measuring brown rice syrup and peanut butter, spray measuring cups with cooking oil for easier removal.

Mixture will be stiff and hard to stir - just consider it your upper strength workout of the day. :)
Recipe by Heart & Stove at https://heartandstove.com/iced-oatmeal-raisin-granola-bars/