Friday, January 24, 2020

Foodie Friday: Homemade Granola Bars

Sometimes we just need a snack!  Sometimes a granola bar is just what we need!  I have purchased granola and snack bars countless times.  That is until I figured out how to make my own granola bars! 
This recipe is easy and delicious!   The end results stores well and is the perfect quick snack to have at the house!

Chocolate Granola Thins

3 cups rolled oats (pulsed in a food processor)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup peanut butter (melted)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips (for melting on the top of the granola bars)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously grease a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet.
2.  In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips.  Mix it very well.  (it is easiest to just use your hands.)
3.  Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, making sure that it's pressed together well, especially along the edges and in the corners.
5.  Bake for 20-25 minute until the granola begins to turn golden at the edges.  Allow to cool completely.
4.  In a microwave safe bowl, (or double boiler) heat the chocolate chips, stirring every 60 seconds until melted.  Spread melted chocolate over baked granola.
6.  Allow to cool and harden before cutting into squares.  Store in an air tight container


Shelley said...

YUM!! I love granola - in chunks, in bars, in every form.

MaryFran said...

I have a few recipes but this is my go to recipe!!