The comments on this recipe said they are easy to make, yummy, and much cheaper than buying granola bars at the store! You can double the recipe and freeze the extras. Most of these ingredients you'll have lying around your house, so if you buy bulk, this will certainly save you money! Give it a try:
Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
"'Our children are now grown and gone, but they always look forward to eating these chocolaty treats when they come back home to visit,' relates Lavone Edgar from Nampa, Idaho. Her recipe makes a dozen wholesome bars-enough for the two of you to enjoy and share."
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1/4 cup raisins
3 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, raisins, wheat germ and sesame seeds. Fold in chocolate chips.
2. Press into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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“I used maple syrup instead of corn syrup and omitted raisins. Much better than store-bought granola bars, and much cheaper. They're now a 'lunch box' staple!”
"My only regret is that I didn't try these months ago! I've been looking to replace store-bought granola bars; these are perfect. I can make a double batch and put half in the freezer."
"Great as written but just as good with other things besides raisins. I loved dried blueberries and craisins. Everyone in the house loves these and everyone in my playgroup did too."
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