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.