Tuesday, April 12, 2011

yum-o!

I made some {delish} chewy, peanut buttery granola bars this weekend...
and I thought I'd share the recipe.
{I'm nice like that!}


these are so. so. SO. good!

Peanut Butter Granola Bars
{adapted from Taste of Home}

1/2c peanut butter {let's be honest, I always add extra!}
1/3c honey
1 egg
2tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla {I have homemade, so I like to use lots!}
3 1/2c oats
1/2c brown sugar
3/4tsp salt
1/3c choc. chips
1/4c chopped walnuts
1/4c chopped almonds
{you could also add: coconut, pecans, flaxseed, pumpkins seeds, dried fruit...etc}

In large bowl, beat pb, egg, honey, oil, and vanilla until evenly mixed. In separate bowl, combine oats, sugar, salt, & nuts {not choc. chips!}. Mix evenly into pb mixture. Stir in choc. chips.
Pour into 13x9 buttered baking dish. Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes; until edges are slightly golden brown. Remove and let set for a few minutes; transfer to cooling rack {which I failed to do, and ended up with 'granola chunks' more than 'bars'. my bad}. When cooled completely cut into bars and store in airtight container.
Enjoy!

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6 comments:

Nicole Marie said...

oh yum!!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

my husband would LOVE this!

i can't stand peanut butter (crazy, i know), so i might try with almond butter.

Emily said...

You made your own vanilla extract? How is this done??

Peanut butter...mmmm I love it...and seriously, what's up with Sam there hating on the peanut butter...we should ban her. haha (love ya Sam)

Ashley said...

im sheerly impressed that you walked past the AISLE of granola bars at the store and decided to make your own. you clearly rock!

Gaby said...

Ooh thanks for sharing! Peanut butter is pretty much my favourite food so i'll have to try these...

Megan said...

YUM! I need these...right now.