Homemade Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

 

I want to share a all time family favorite home made chewy granola bars. I grew up with my mom making them and remember loving them, now I can pass it onto my children. This is such a easy recipe that you can kind of personalize to what you family does and doesn’t like.

Preheat the oven to 350º
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup or honey
2/3 Peanut Butter
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 cup chocolate chips

Grease 13″x9″ pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, margarine and vanilla; blend well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350º for 15-20min or until light golden brown. Cool completely, cut into bars.

Mixing everything together
Now I have altered it sometimes. My husband isn’t a fan of coconut so I can leave that out. I LOVE chocolate so I might let some extra chocolate chips spill into the bowl. I have added toffee bits into it. I guess it’s how “healthy” you wish to keep it.

Pressing into the pan
Once firmly pressed into your pan (I use a spatula to press it down) before I put it into the oven I like to add chocolate chips to the top, in my opinion you can never have too much chocolate.
Adding Chocolate Chips
Bake for 15-20min until turns golden brown and let cool completely, then cut into your squares and enjoy! These do contain nuts so unfortunately can’t be sent to school with my son and probably most schools, but great for a after school snack.

chewygranolabars

 

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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup or honey
  • ⅔ Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup melted butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º
  2. Grease 13"x9" pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, margarine and vanilla; blend well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350º for 15-20min or until light golden brown. Cool completely, cut into bars.
  3. Mixing everything together
  4. Now I have altered it sometimes. My husband isn't a fan of coconut so I can leave that out. I LOVE chocolate so I might let some extra chocolate chips spill into the bowl. I have added toffee bits into it. I guess it's how "healthy" you wish to keep it.
  5. Pressing into the pan
  6. Once firmly pressed into your pan (I use a spatula to press it down) before I put it into the oven I like to add chocolate chips to the top, in my opinion you can never have too much chocolate.
  7. Adding Chocolate Chips
  8. Bake for 15-20min until turns golden brown and let cool completely, then cut into your squares and enjoy! These do contain nuts so unfortunately can't be sent to school with my son and probably most schools, but great for a after school snack.

 

Comments

  1. We would skip the raisins, but –yum — that looks good!

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    These Granola Bars look so delicious and easy to make. I love having homemade granola bars because they are so much healthier than the store bought bars. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  3. PuffyBiggles says:

    All those chocolate chips look yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is a good base recipe, but I would delete the sesame seeds cause my kids hate them and add some sliced almonds.

  5. shelly peterson says:

    oh yum, these look amazing. I have never had home made granola bars, the kids would love these.

  6. Sarah L says:

    I like these granola bars because I know exactly what goes in them and can use organic ingredients.

  7. Sarah Matos says:

    These look delicious. Beats the store bought ones for sure!

  8. David Fultner says:

    This is a twist on one my old saves.

  9. Kim Kessler says:

    This looks delicious! And easy to make! I love taking things I like and instead of purchasing them, making them myself, then I know exactly what is in them! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Melinda Stephens says:

    I’ve been looking for a granola bar recipe that my son will like. I’ll have to try this one next.

  11. These homemade granola bars look easy to make and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. G K says:

    This look and sound delicious! I’m not a fan of coconut, but I think some chopped up peanuts might be nice.

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