inspired by Epicurious
-1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
-1/2 cup sunflower seed kernals
-1/2 cup dried cranberries
-2 cups old fashioned oats
-1/4 cup flaxseed meal
-2 cups Rice Krispies (or other toasted rice cereal)
-1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
-1/2 cup honey
-1/4 cup coconut oil
-1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, oats, flaxseed meal, and Rice Krispies. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil. Stir until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring to coat.
3. Press mixture into a 9-inch square pan lined with foil and greased. Use a spatula to press down firmly to compact bars. Place in freezer to chill for 30 minutes to one hour. Cut into squares.
*Bars can be frozen. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag or airtight container.