Honey Oat Granola Bars

10 Nov

Buh-bye Quaker! Hello home-made granola bars! Mmmm! So soft and chewy!

No more artificial preservatives or fake sweeteners for me! The real-thing is so much better!

And the combination options are endless! Next on the chopping block is craisins and white chocolate chips!


Honey Oat Granola Bars

4 cups quick cooking oats

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup chopped salted peanuts

1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup sunflower kernels

3/4 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, peanuts, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels. Stir in the butter, honey, and vanilla extract until well combined. Mixture will still be crumbly. Press into a greased-parchment paper lined 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Cool for fifteen minutes on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

I keep mine stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. The cold helps them keep their shape and from sticking together.


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