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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

Posted by on Sat, September 20th, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s a well-known fact that cookies are fantastic. For today’s DIY, we have a great recipe, from JanesGarden, of Beachwood, OH. Check it out below!

I love home made and handmade (from scratch) peanut butter cookies and since I also make my own granola, I decided to combine the two for what are the best peanut butter bars/cookies I have ever had. If you bake them for 10-12 minutes on a sheet where they have melted and formed a sheet, then they are moist, chewy bars. If you bake for about 5 minutes longer, they will become cookies. Here is the recipe and I hope you like them!

Jane’s Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Cookies


  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup Granola (or 3/4 cup oatmeal with 1/4 cup mixed nuts, raisins, seeds, dried cranberries or your own granola mix)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, syrup and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Mix in the granola and peanut butter chips until just combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just light brown.
  7. Don’t over-bake. Cool and store in an airtight container.

These look amazing! We bet a lot of Swaggernaut make these this weekend and thanks for sharing it with us!

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Have a great weekend!

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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Crayon Lipstick

Posted by on Sat, September 13th, 2014 at 10:59 am

We hope your Saturday is off to a great start! Today we have a very fun DIY project for you, from Alfred926 of Locust Grove, GA. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to get new lipstick is by making it using crayons. It is an easy way to recycle old crayons you or […]

Tastemakers Presents: Banana Nut Muffins

Posted by on Tue, September 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Over at SwagCentral, the Indian summer is making us wilt (thank goodness for central air). Unfortunately, the same goes for the bunch of bananas I got only a couple days ago. They’re already very spotty and brown! That’s why I’m glad to introduce our next Tastemaker, Emily from Rocky Mountain Savings! Emily takes saving to […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Homemade Soap!

Posted by on Sat, September 6th, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s the weekend and we have a great DIY project for you today! It comes from cocobeargirl, from Hartsburg, MO. If you search online you will find there are oodles of laundry soap recipes but this one is my favorite; it is liquid and super easy to whip up. I am a multitasker so this recipe […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Lemonade Pie!

Posted by on Sat, August 30th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Lemonade is fabulous. Pie is superb. But…what if there was a way to combine these two amazing items into one super-awesome-amazing dish??  Thanks to JKA12 of Canada, there is!! Here is a recipe that my family & I enjoy very much. My 2 girls love this so much I had to try to recreate it for […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Canning Green Tomatoes!

Posted by on Sat, August 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am

Today’s DIY comes to use from Swagtlw, of Orleans, IN. We’ve got a great recipe and small DIY project! Is your garden full of green tomatoes? Wouldn’t they taste good fried? Wouldn’t they taste good fried this winter? Here’s an easy recipe for just that occasion! Directions: Slice tomatoes fairly thickly. Put into hot, sterilized jars. […]

Tastemakers Presents: DIY Picture Frames for Summer Memories!

Posted by on Fri, August 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

My how the summer has flown by! It’s back to school time, but before you send the kids off, why not try a fun craft with them to showcase memories from this summer? That’s exactly what Lolli from Better In Bulk wanted to do, and found an easy and fun way to make DIY picture frames […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Tortilla Soup!

Posted by on Sat, August 16th, 2014 at 11:00 am

If there is one truth in this life, it’s this: Soup is good food. Today, we have a great Tortilla Soup recipe from Beccaie, of Addison, IL! Super-Easy, Very Quick Tortilla Soup This is a recipe that I threw together one night when I hadn’t planned anything for dinner. My family’s been requesting it ever since. […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Posted by on Sat, August 9th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Dessert is fantastic. Don’t believe us? Try some!  Today’s DIY gives us a healthier option for dessert! It comes from Dolly55 of London, Ontario! My recipe is Chocolate Zucchini brownies. These are a low-fat alternative to normal brownies, but taste just as delicious! Don’t let the Zucchini part throw you off – they are chocolaty […]

Tastemakers Presents: Core & Slice a Pineapple with Ease!

Posted by on Tue, August 5th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Summer is the best time to take advantage of nature’s candy and enjoy all the fruits that are in season. But sometimes and for some fruits like the beloved pinapple, we need a little help to make it easy to eat. That’s where our latest Tastemaker comes in: Ann-Marie is the lovely lady behind Chaos […]