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Friday, September 13, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars



adapted from Rachel Ray

This is a great recipe. Its a  crowd pleasing, kid friendly snack without any of the strange "ingredients" found in the store bought granola bars.

 

you'll like it.

 

You'll love it!

 

Now, here's the recipe because I love y'all.

 

Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar or brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups plain granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal (Rice Krispies, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
Process
  1. Line two 9×5 loaf pans or one 11×7 inch baking pan (double the recipe or for a 13x9) with foil or parchment. Lightly butter or spray the foil.
  2. Combine butter, honey and brown sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  4. Add the granola and rice cereal into the saucepan and fold them into the sauce until evenly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture into the prepared pans and press firmly with a spatula to evenly fill. Sprinkle the chocolate and peanut butter chips onto the top of the granola and gently press them down with the spatula.
  6. Let sit for 15-20 minutes (I just stick it the refrigerator to make it go faster) or until mostly cooled and set*; lift out of the pan and cut into bars.
*Recipe Note: If the bars are sticky but not quite holding together, place them in the fridge to harden for 10-15 minutes. I’ve noticed that on very warm days, the bars don’t always harden at room temperature, this is especially true if you use brown rice syrup.



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  2. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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