Monday, April 4, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Good afternoon everyone! It's been awhile since I last posted, huh? I guess life just gets a little busier for us when Spring arrives, but I'm back with a delicious and easy recipe to share with you. I've always loved granola bars, of any to be able to make my own was awesome! These would be so fun to change up the things you put in them each time you make them. I'm thinking mini m&m's next time..yum! I was out of rice krispies when I made these, but I would definitely recommend putting them in there for their great texture. Also, you can use just honey or just maple syrup, but I like the combination of the two, and if you're worried that your granola bars will taste like maple, I found that they don't at all. These are so great and versatile, go bake up a batch today!

2 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
1/4 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1 Cup Chunky Peanut Butter
1 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Rice Krispies
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats and make sure they are completely coated, then add in the peanuts, coconut, rice krispies, and chocolate chips and mix. Make sure everything is coated evenly. Pour the mixture into a 8x8 baking dish (feel free to line it with foil or parchment paper, I didn't do this and mine came out fine) and press into the dish tightly and evenly. Bake for 25 minutes in a pre-heated 325 degree oven, and then let completely cool in the pan before inverting and cutting into bars.

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  1. These sound great! : ) My kids love the Quaker Granola Bars, I'm sure homemade is a million times better! : )

  2. Those look really good! Think I'll try them this weekend. They would be good to take for soccer practice.

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  4. These look great! Came across your wonderful blog and am a new follower!!!
    - Jessica

  5. What temperature did you bake these at?


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