Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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.

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