chewy granola bars

★★★★★ 4
smeyely2003 avatar
By sarah mayer
from racine, WI

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 24
prep time 20 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For chewy granola bars

  • 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

How To Make chewy granola bars

  • 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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