Sweet & Salty Granola Bars

Christmas-time in Namibia is quite depressing. At least coming from America where Santa Clause and candy canes are everywhere you look, it is. Around here, there are …No Christmas decorations. No Christmas activities. No Christmas church services. No Christmas music. NOTHING. 

If you were to walk into our funny little town, you'd have no idea we're approaching December 25th. So yah, it's a little weird! Plus, it gets to about 90ยบ every day. Something about watching Elf in 100 degree weather is a little confusing. And I can't enjoy a cup of cocoa without sweating my buns off twice as much as normal. 

Oh, my life. 

In other news, I made some super yummy granola bars that I know you guys will love! Since it's, ya know, a zillion degrees down here, and you kinda have to be crazy in the head to turn on the oven, I decided something no-bake would be wonderful. 


These are no-bake, stinking delicious, have a SUPER short list of ingredients, and come together in a matter of minutes! Plus… they're kindaaaaaa healthy. Not super healthy, but better than eating a huge doughnut. 

{mmm… doughnuts.}

Sweet & Salty Granola Bars

1 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
3/4 c. honey
2 c. oats
3/4 c. peanut M&M's, chopped
1/2 c. peanuts
1 c. pretzels, chopped

In a small saucepan, melt together the peanut butter and honey over low heat. About 5 minutes should be good. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter/honey and oats. Fold in the M&M's, peanuts, and pretzels. Press the dough into a 9x9 pan. Cover and refrigerate for 2+ hours or overnight.

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  1. What's the dark brown thing that kind of looks like a turtle shell in one of the bars? I thought it would be chocolate but there's no chocolate in the recipe...unless maybe it's a brown M&M? :)

    1. Just a brown M&M! Trust me. I wouldn't keep any chocolate as a secret. :)

  2. Just made these- used dark chocolate M&M's instead and no peanuts in an 8x8 pan...so delicious! And so easy too!


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