Granular

Danielle passed along this healthy recipe to me after I snuck my hand into the package she was sending to her boy”friend” just to get another taste of this crunchy adoration.  I demanded the recipe only to find out it is quite easy to make.

In a saucepan combine the wet ingredients: butter, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and sugar until they are well melted and melded together.  In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients: nuts (I chose to just buy mixed nuts as they were the cheapest, but the actual recipe calls for a cup of almonds and a cup of pecans), granola, rice krispies, and wheat germ or bran.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and coat them together.  You can then either drop the mixture in clumps on an ungreased baking sheet or spread them evenly over the pan and cook until the edges are brown.  Cook at 270 degrees.

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These treasures will have you full in a flash, which is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.  I was making myself more sriracha popcorn (which by the way makes your eyes water from heating the chili peppers inside).  They have just the right amount of nuttiness from the mixed nuts (better with almonds and peacans). The sweetness from the honey is just right, not too much like sugar, but perfect blend with the peanut butter.  These aren’t too crunchy where your teeth break like some granola’s.  I’ve been eating it for breakfast for the past two weeks.

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