You can make some oatmeal cookies, oatmeal bars, and oatmeal bread, but somewhere along the line you just get "oatmealed out".
Then it hit me. I always keep on hand some granola bars for quick pulled snacks for the kids when I'm rushing out somewhere. As you know, these things can get a bit expensive as these bars don't give you much bite for the bark.
So I scoured around coming up with a few recipes and came up with the one below. I think you'll enjoy this!
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup honey or pancake syrup
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds or peanuts (chopped)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins or Craisins
Process raisins in a food processor until it forms a dough ball.
Optional step: Toast your oats in a 350 degree oven for 15-ish minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw.
Warm honey/pancake syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat or microwave. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the raisins to disperse throughout.
Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8x8 dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or wax paper so they lift out easily.
Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.
Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. I kept mine in the freezer to keep them extra fresh.