No-Bake PB Energy Squares

3 cups quick oats
1/2  cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup honey
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. In a bowl, mix together oats, cranberries and nuts.
  2. Melt butter in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan.
  3. Mix in honey and brown sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil and stir for 2 ½ minutes.  Remove from heat.  Working quickly, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until blended, then thoroughly mix in the oat mixture.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in a greased 9×13 pan. Allow to set before serving.

Makes about 2 dozen

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