Hey!! It’s Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner. How’s it going? What kind of healthy things have you been snacking on? I always like granola bars. I don’t know about you, but I get SO sick of store-bought granola bars. Plus, the last box I bought tasted stale and they weren’t even expired.
Sometimes, it’s so convenient to just grab a box at the store, but homemade granola bars really are so easy to make. You probably already have most of these ingredients on hand and in just a few short minutes, you can have homemade WAY BETTER than store-bought granola bars.
The flavor possibilities are endless. Today, I was feeling like peanut butter and chocolate chip. I love the combination of all these flavors, they blend together perfectly and leave you with a super delicious, very soft and chewy granola bar. Just how I like them.
- 2 c. quick-cooking oats
- 1 c. rice krispies cereal
- 2 Tbl. coconut oil
- ¼ c. honey
- ¼ c. light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ c. peanut butter, creamy or chunky
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbl. mini chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl combine oats and cereal; set aside. In a small saucepan combine coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until mixture is smooth. Pour over oat mixture and stir until evenly coated. It might not seem like there is enough liquid, but just keep stirring and it will all come together.
- Press mixture into a 8"x8" baking pan (or similar size). Top with mini chocolate chips and press down slightly. Allow to set for several hours or until firm. Cut into 10 bars. If taking in lunches, wrap individual bars in plastic wrap.
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