Chewy Granola Bars

sarah mayer

By
@smeyely2003

These are really yummy. My 16 month old loves them too...minus the cranberries and raisins.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

Microwave

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This will be a welcome addition to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Throw a couple in a resealable bag and you have a great on-the-go snack. So good and chewy!

Ingredients

cooking spray
2 c
old fashioned oats
2 c
puffed rice cereal
1/2 c
sunflower seeds and/or slivered almonds
1/4 c
wheat germ
1/2 c
coconut, shredded
1/4 c
dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4-1/2 c
raisin and/or craisins
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
corn syrup, light
1/2 c
peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment or wax paper. Spray with cooking spray.
2
In a large bowl combine oats, puffed rice, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, chocolate chips, coconut and raisins. Set aside.
3
In microwave safe bowl, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Heat on high for 2 miutes until mixture boils, stirring halfway through. Stir in vanilla extract.
4
Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until it is moist. Press firmly into pan. Let sit for one hour before cutting into bars.
5
**These are really chewy, but if you like a crunchy granola bar you can put them in the fridge and they will harden right up** ENJOY!!

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