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Summer time is here and for me that means go, go, go! Summers are busier than the school year for my family. We spend a lot of time swimming, playing with friends, vacationing, and going on field trips in the summer. Most of which takes us away from the house.
I don’t know about you but when we are moving quickly in the morning trying to get out of the house I am normally going twenty directions at once and often get in the car to leave and realize I never ate breakfast. This happens more than I care to admit. LOL
Obviously I am in need of something easy to grab on the go. Granola bars are the perfect grab and go meal and I have found that taking the extra time to make them myself is totally worth it. I was at Sam’s Club last week on my weekly shopping adventure when I came across these bags of XXL M&M’s®. Have you ever seen such big bags? Oh my! YUM! I have a bit of a sweet tooth so my favorite way to make my granola bars is with M&M’s® so I had to get these! I couldn’t decide whether to get the M&M’s® Origional or the M&M’s® Peanut sooooo I got both! (I hear you can get bags of XXL M&M’s® Crispy too but my Sam’s Club was out.)
Now to put these M&M’s® to good use!
Homemade Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup M&M’s® (original, peanut, or crispy)
- Optional: 1/2 cup raisins
Individually wrap each granola bar with saran wrap or press in seal. Place in a gallon size bag or plastic container and keep in refrigerator to keep fresh longer. To be honest they never last long enough to get stale at my house:)
Now you have the perfect grab and go snack! Tastier than any store bought granola bar I promise! I also have lots of M&M’s® left over for lots more batches of granola bars, ice cream sundae toppings, M&M® cookies, trail mix, or just to eat by the handful on those days you just need a little chocolate!!!
What would you do with your XXL bag of M&M’s®?