Are you ready for school? These chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars with dried cherries are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.
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Ready or not, fall is in the air and school starts soon, which means our lazy days of summer are coming to an end. It’s time to go back to school and deal with early mornings, homework and fall sports schedules. My kids have been spoiled in elementary school as the first bell didn’t ring until 9:10, so mornings were never a problem. But now that Greta is starting middle school, the bus comes at 7:30. Breakfast is already an issue with her, so for the mornings she doesn’t have time for oatmeal or breakfast quesadillas, I need something for her to grab and eat on the go as she is racing to catch the bus. And knowing how she loves her sleep, I think these Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Dried Cherries are going to be my new best friend this fall.
Have you ever made your own granola bars? I cringe every time I pick up a box at the grocery store knowing how easy they are to make at home. Not to mention I love knowing all of the ingredients in them, and the money you can save is a perk, too. These bars are filled with peanut butter, peanuts, dried cherries and oats. I roasted the oats before I added them which gave them a great nutty flavor and served as a perfect complement to the peanut butter. I used agave to sweeten the peanut butter granola bars, but feel free to sub in honey if you prefer. And, of course, all good granola bars have a little chocolate drizzle on top. After all, days that start with chocolate are sure to be good ones.
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