Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Granola Bars

I’ve always wanted to try making chewy granola bars so when I saw this recipe at Allrecipes.com I had to give it a try. Naturally, I had to modify it a bit to make it my own and they turned out great! You can make this recipe your own as well by using mix-ins that are your favorites. I used miniature peanut butter cups I’d bought at Trader Joe’s. If you like white chocolate chips and cranberries or raisins and walnuts add those. I think you get the drift of this. Just keep the total amount of your mix-ins to about 3/4 to 1 cup.

Ingredients
2 C. rolled oats
1/3 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. wheat germ or wheat bran
1 C. flour
3/4 your favorite mix-in (chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc.)
3/4 t. salt
1/2 C. honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C. vegetable oil
2 t. vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ or bran, flour, mix-in, and salt.
3. Mix the honey, egg, oil, and vanilla together. Make a well in the center of the oatmeal mixture and pour in the honey mixture.Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands.
4. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan using a flexible spatula sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
5. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes in preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Remove from oven.
6. Cool for 5 mintues, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting or they will be too hard to cut.

Makes 24 bars.


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2 Responses to “Chewy Granola Bars”
  1. Beth says:

    I think I may make those this afternoon! They look YUMMY! A perfect afternoon snack on a rainy spring day!

  2. Barbara says:

    I made these. Delicious. I analyzed the recipe for Weight Watchers points. Each bar is 4 points.

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