August 30, 2012

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I'm on a granola bar kick. They're so easy to make and even easier to grab for a breakfast. I'm trying to figure out which versions will make the cut for our upcoming vacation.

These from How Sweet It Is are peanut buttery and nutty. My only complaint is they're crumbling a bit as I try to cut them, so I put them in the fridge to try to firm them up a bit more.

Peanut Butter Granola Bars
4 cups rolled oats
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
3/4 cup peanut butter, melted
1/2 cup golden syrup

Preheat over to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds and peanuts. Add golden syrup, and mix to combine. Add melted peanut butter, and mix until moistened. This works as a perfect, simple granola bar, but you can also throw in any add-ins at this time. Fold them into the dough. If dough is still too dry (this can depend on your ingredients) add more peanut butter or syrup 1 tablespoon at a time until moistened.

Press dough in a greased (non-stick spray) 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.

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