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Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Contributed by: Annelle Williams
1 cup honey
1â�„2 cup white sugar
1â�„2 cup brown sugar
11â�„2 cups smooth peanut butter
1 (15oz.) box of your favorite granola-like cereal (shouldnâ€™t be sweet)
1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts
1 cup dried cherries or other dried fruits
11â�„2 cups 60 percent chocolate cacao chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat honey and both sugars in a large sauce pan over medium heat. (I used my nonstick wok to mix this, and it worked nicely.) Bring to a boil, stirring. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, and stir until completely combined. Immediately add cereal, pecans and dried cherries and stir to combine.
Pour into parchment lined 9- by 13-inch pan, and spread evenly. Pour chocolate chips evenly over top.
Place in oven just for a minute to let chocolate melt. Remove and smooth chocolate over top with an offset spatula. Set aside and cool completely.
When cool, slice into bars and store in plastic bags.
(This recipe was contributed as part of a "Cook of the Week" feature.)