Chewy Granola Bars

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I had been wanting to make some good protein granola bars and found this one on the internet. So, I made up a batch. Of course, I had to change it up a bit for our tastes!

  • 2 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate bark
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (Traverse City cherries are best)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 9 X 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix together until well combined. Press into prepared pan. Bake 18 - 20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes and then score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars. 
My Thoughts
They were really tasty, but super, super crumbly. We basically had to eat them in a bowl with milk. There was no keeping these 'bars' in the shape of bars. Yes, I scored them... no, they didn't hold up well. BUT, the flavor was the best I have ever had for homemade granola bars!


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