Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!
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{Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars

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Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

Granola bars are a staple around our house. I pack them in Trent’s lunchbox and you may even find me munching on a few here and there. The tasty store-bought bars are made with high fructose corn syrup and other additives, and the healthy bars generally taste like you’re eating cardboard. So, to find a happy medium, I figured I’d try to make my very own chewy granola bars. And boy am I glad I did because, just like the name says, these puppies are better than store bought!

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

I’ve recently switched to a new peanut butter (that I found at Aldi) that’s sweetened with molasses instead of high fructose corn syrup. And, yes, it tastes like “regular” peanut butter.

I became a bit nostalgic as I was melting the peanut butter because it reminded of my grandma’s No-Bake Cookie recipe!

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

What’s that grainy looking stuff in the middle you ask? Well, I decided to sneak in some flax seed. Trust me, once you taste these bars, you’ll never know it’s there. (I might even add more next time I whip these up!)

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

The true taste test came when Trent tried them. After he put that first bite in his mouth I knew he was hooked…and then he asked for more. Even though these bars are chewy, he said he liked the crunch that the crispy rice cereal adds!

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

Like most of the recipes I make, these chewy granola bars are very versatile. You could easily replace the chocolate chips on top with nuts, raisins or anything your little heart desires! And, you could even add chocolate chips into the mixture before spreading them in the pan.

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

I found that the bars were easiest to cut by using a pizza roller. But, keep in mind that the roller doesn’t quite cut to the edge of the pan so you’ll need to use a knife or spatula to finish it off! And, who says your bars need to be perfectly straight?!? Not me! Hey, they’ll taste thee same whether they’re straight or not.

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!
 

Put down the cookies and grab one of these {Better Than Store Bought} Chewy Granola Bars. With this easy recipe, you'll be out of the kitchen in 15 minutes!

5 Comments

  1. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books08-22-2015

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! Pinning to save!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson08-24-2015

      You’re welcome. Thanks for pinning, Melissa!

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