Best Ever Granola Bars

After years of trial and error, I have finally perfected my granola bar recipe! These are AMAZING and do not last in our house. Now just a warning, I made no mention of them being healthy. Although since they have granola in them, that makes them healthy, right? Moving on…

I add/subtract to the ingredients based on what is in my pantry. I included the staples below that I normally stock, but feel free to edit according to your taste or what you have available!

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

5 cups oats (I’ve used old fashioned and quick)

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup butter

1 cup peanuts

1 cup raisins

 

Combine all ingredients. Mixture should be quite sticky and hard to mix. Add more peanut butter and/or honey if it isn’t sticky enough to reach the desired consistency. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Transfer into the dish, pressing down hard (the mixture should be very compact). Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Allow the bars to cool completely before you cut. Enjoy!

 

 

Children’s Toy Roundup

Here are some things I have had my eye on for my kids! Click the link to be brought to the item.

We have the original (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) and we LOVE it! Gorgeous artwork and fun rhetoric.) If the original was as good as it was, Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site has to be great!

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel is another sequel that I can’t WAIT for. The first book is one of my favorites to read my kids (seriously, it is hilarious and doesn’t get old!). And I love tacos, so there’s that.

Moana is a new favorite in our home (have you heard the soundtrack? I’ve been singing it to myself all. week. long. Love it!) The kids would love to play with these figurines!

An indoor kids park we went to a couple weeks ago had a kids rollercoaster and I couldn’t keep my kids off of it! Such fun, and would be a great outdoor toy once the weather warms up.

Buuuuut since it looks like it will be some time before we can really play outside, I am sure Levi would appreciate another RC car to add to his collection/car graveyard. Let’s see if he can keep this one alive for more than a day…

Eloise is getting to the age where she could benefit with stacking/educational toys. Now if only all my baby toys weren’t packed away…. I have my eye on these cute wooden stacking bowls!

If you’ve watched my Instastories you’ve probably seen my kids riding their Strider bikes. At two and almost four, they can effortlessly glide and balance all the way down my parents’ long driveway! So yes, we already own these, but if you don’t have them for your kids you need them. Promise they are worth it!

We let our kids use my iPad for their educational games (and, ok, movies too. Survival, remember?). Well I made the mistake of not having a child-proof case on it. And now I have two giant cracks through the screen. Insert sad face. I guess I am not meant to have all my screens crack free at one time #chronicscreenbreaker. So you bet I will be investing in one of these babies.

Hope you saw something that you found interesting or useful for your kid or for a gift! Let me know what you think, or if you would like to see more gift roundups. Thanks for reading!

 

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