Monday, July 29, 2013

Easy Chocolate Granola Bars

This time of year, I'm looking for something easy to make - and nothing is easier than a no-bake treat. And dark chocolate - just what I'm craving.

My nine-year-old daughter has been making these treats for us this summer. The crunchy chocolate bars are just perfect - except that they are too messy to stick in your pocket!

You can adjust these to your liking. Don't like coconut or raisins? Just substitute another granola ingredient. Or let them out and enjoy more chocolate!


Easy Chocolate Granola Bars

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate if you prefer)
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup sunflower seeds or other chopped nuts


Heat peanut butter, honey, and butter until melted. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add other ingredients and mix well. Press into a greased 9x13 pan and cool in fridge for one hour. Cut into squares and return to fridge to continue to harden. Enjoy!

Store in the refrigerator.

12 comments :

  1. Mmmmmmm! Those do sound delish right about now.. :)

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  2. This recipe was perfect timing! I really wanted to use up some choc. chips that I didn't want hanging around my house :) My boys are looking forward to eating these bars up :)

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  3. YUM! I think I have everything I need in the cupboard. I may give them a try soon.

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  4. Yum! I am heading to the kitchen to whip up a batch right now! :)

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  5. These are delicious! I made them after your posting. Thank you. Martha Ellen

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  6. Oh wow - these look amazing. Going to try them tonight I think :0)

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  7. I just tried this recipe, minus the raisins and using coconut oil, and my family demolished them! I am going to have to make a double batch next time. Oh, and we used slivered almonds for the chopped nuts. It was a perfect combo!

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  8. These are wonderful to eat, managed to make these for my boys who are gluten, wheat, dairy, egg and soya free due to illness. Big smiles all round. Thank you for sharing, everything I have cooked from your recipes has been so good. Its great to try new dishes.

    shelley p
    from over the pond

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  9. My boys made these with pecans and no raisins and they loves them. They were so easy to make! They will be a frequently used recipe from now on!

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  10. Gina,
    My family loved these! Is is ok for me to share the the recipe on my blog?

    Kelly

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    1. Kelly -
      Glad you liked them! You are welcome to share the recipe!
      Gina

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  11. Best granola bars ever! We make them with extra oats instead of the coconut, and craisins instead of raisins.

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