Goodbye Quaker Chewy granola bars. Hello homemade chewy granola bars. Yes, they are actually soft! I have tried many a granola bar recipe and I finally found a keeper.
Combine crispy rice, oats, wheat germ and coconut.
Combine honey, brown sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stir until the mixture comes to a complete boil for 30-60 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
Add chocolate chips.
Pat into greased 13x9 inch pan and cool completely before cutting.
CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA BARS
- 2-1/2 c. crispy rice cereal
- 1-3/4 c. rolled oats
- 1/4 c. wheat germ
- 1/2 c. flaked coconut
- 1/2 c. honey
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 t. salt
- 2/3 c. peanut butter
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
Combine first 4 dry ingredients in a bowl. In a saucepan, mix the honey, brown sugar and salt. Over medium-low heat, stir until the mixture comes to a complete boil for 30-60 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before mixing in the chocolate chips. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and let cool before cutting into bars.