Well the holidays are coming and sweets always seem to be some part of the menu. Here is a very simple sweet treat that I concocted yesterday
It was quick. It was easy and I wanted then to share it with all of you.
1 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1/2 cup honey
1 cube of butter
Place all in a pan and heat on low to medium until melted. Make sure not to burn it. In a large bowl, dump all these ingredients:
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup toasted whole almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (I used unsalted)
1/4cup golden raisins
1/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate mini chips)
1 teaspoon vanilla
As soon as all the ingredients are melted in the pan, pour this over the ingredients in the bowl and stir. Spray a 9x13-inch or 9x9-inch pan with cooking spray and then pour the mixture in the pan. Press it in with a rubber spatula and place in the refrigerator until it is firmly set. Then cut and enjoy. Truly yummy and lots of goodness.
Note: Another little side tip — This peanut butter drizzle mixture would be amazingly good on ice cream or as a dip for graham crackers or apples and then have a little bowl filled with the mini chocolate chips and sprinkle them on too.
Shelly Guantone was raised in the Oakland Hills and lives in Lodi with her husband, Nick Guantone. They have three children and three grandchildren. She and her husband own and operate Guantonio’s Mobile Wood Fired Oven.