Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saving the Planet

I'm not much of a hippy. I like pink and caffeine too much to be a hippy. However, I could totally see myself with waist length hair wrapped in a wreath of wildflowers, wearing a flowy skirt and lots of leather jewelry, strumming on my guitar in a field of daisies munching on my homemade/organic/unprocessed/vegetarian picnic. The only reason this image of me as a hippy came to mind was because I used natural peanut butter in my granola bars today. I felt like I was saving the planet one peanut at a time.

I used honey to sweeten it. Impressed?

No Bake Peanut butter and Chocolate Granola Bars

-1/3 cup honey
-1/4 cup peanut butter, all natural :)
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 cup rice crispy cereal
-1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
-1/3 cup dried cranberries
-1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, (let's be honest I put in a heaping 1/2 cup)

In a medium sauce pan melt honey, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. I like to add the chocolate chips when it is still warm because it melts it a little, but not all the way. But you can let it cool a little more before you add them, depending on your preference. Spread in a 9x9 pan and refrigerate until hard-ish (20 minutes).

Enjoy being a hippy.


  1. These look good and even better that they don't require baking. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your recipe up.

  2. These look delicious! I love "saving the planet, one peanut at a time"!