Thursday, March 29, 2012


I'm a sucker for a good bar.
Especially a good granola bar.
Sometime last year I stumbled on Taste of Home's recipe for homemade granola bars. And I tweeked it and came up with this little baby..

PB & Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

{here's what you need: PB {or Almond butter, Sam!}, canola oil, vanilla, honey, brown sugar, choc chips, an egg, salt, oats, any any nuts/fruit/coconut you want}

In a large bowl, mix 1 egg, 1/2 cup pb, 1/3 c honey, 2 tbsp canola, and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix til creamy.

In a separate bowl, mix 3 1/2 c. oats, 1/2c brown sugar, 3/4tsp salt, 1/4c chopped walnuts, and another other dry ingredients you want. {I had coconut on hand, so I added that!}. Don't mix the chocolate chips yet...

Stir in the dry ingredients with the pb mix. Stir until well mixed.

Stir in 1/3c chocolate chips. Press into a greased large baking dish {or two 8x8's like me!} Pressed so even.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, or until top is slightly browned.
Let the baking dish cool completely on a cooling rack before cutting into bars or bite sized pieces. 


Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

ummm I need to make these stat!! They look absolutely delicious.

Emily grapes said...

mmmmm those look so good. Minus the coconut. ;) but seriously. They look so good and easy

andrea m. said...

that looks delicious! what a great way to tweak a recipe :)

you have a lovely blog katie!

andrea brionne

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

This looks and sounds delish! I would love to make my own granola bars.


Jenny Strickland said...

Oh my.... I need to try these like yesterday! I can't wait to make these!!!