Recipe for a simple, healthy after-school snack

It can be tricky to figure out how to keep kids full during the time when they get home from school and the time they eat dinner. Kathryn Doherty is helping us out. She runs a blog called Family Food on the Table. She shared a simple recipe with us for healthy no-bake granola bars and stopped by the QC Life kitchen to show us how they’re made.

Courtesy: Family Food on the Table
Courtesy: Family Food on the Table

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (or sub coconut oil, melted)
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and stir well.
3. Add the oats, crispy rice cereal, chia seeds and chocolate chips. Stir well to combine.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the granola bars to set up.
6. Slice and serve. Store extras, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

You can find much more information by going to the Family Food on the Table website for the recipe forĀ healthy no-bake granola bars.