large family food idea snacks granola bars

Around our household, Wednesday is Kitchen Day.  On kitchen day, we usually spend the day baking and preparing foods for the week.  I try and choose at least 2 snacks to make for the week for us to enjoy.  This was one that was on my list to try and so we did.  It is now part of our rotation in our Master snacks list.

This past year, I have been trying to build my large family food idea lists.  I want foods that are easy to make and that my family enjoys.  We have tried numerous granola bar recipes over the years and many have failed.  This is one given to me by a dear friend and it is delicious.

  • 2-20 oz pkg mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 10 c oatmeal
  • 9 c Rice Krispies
  • 2 pkg graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 pkg chocolate chips


Melt the first 5 ingredients until just melted over med low heat006

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oatmeal, Rice Krispies, graham crackers , and chocolate chips.008Pour the melted mixture over top of the dry mixture009Stir until combined010Press into a greased, jelly style roll pan011

Let cool and then cut into bars.  Keep extra bars covered in a container.  You will get 2 large jelly style pans from this recipe.026Recipe for the “smaller” families

  • 20 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c oil
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 5 c oatmeal
  • 4 1/2 c Rice Krispies
  • 1 pkg graham crackers crushed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


6 responses to “large family food idea snacks granola bars

  1. Jaime Miller

    I am trying this one today! 🙂

  2. These look really good. I’m adding it to my list for this weekend when I do my cooking for this next month.

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  5. I am looking for a recipe for granola bars that doesn’t include dairy products – found out our toddler is allergic:( This is a huge adjustment because most of my recipes use dairy and I’m feeling lost as to where to turn to find alternatives besides using soy (too many cautions out there about soy so I’d rather find an alternative). Would you happen to have any resources of where I can find dairy free recipes?

    • Jennifer, I don’t personally have too many dairy free recipes as it does not pertain to our family, but I did see and she looked good. I would do a pinterest search for dairy free snacks, meals, lunches, etc. It would probably be your best source. Good luck. Amy

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