Mmmm, granola bars!
Why not skip out on buying those store-bought kinds that are full of ingredients that doesn’t sound like they belong in granola bars, and make some of your own?
It’s easy to do, trust me!
You can make all kinds of granola bars, with the kind of ingredients you like most. All you need is a balance between your wet ingredients and dry ingredients, and then pretty much anything goes!
I went simple and picked five ingredients.
Honey, Peanut Butter, Heath Chips, Ground Flax, and of course…oats!
Granola bars are so easy, and so cheap to make. And if you are looking
for that perfect snack that you can freeze so you can grab-n-go, then
look no further than the humble granola bar!
With this batch, I get 22 granola bars. That’s a lot of snack bars!
And sometimes, I don’t add chocolate…
…but seriously, who eats a granola bar without some chocolate??
Simply Granola Bars
Here’s what you’ll need:
5 cups of old-fashioned oats (not instant or one-minute oats)
1 1/2 cups of honey
2 cups of nut butter of your choice
1 8 oz. package of candy chips (chocolate chips, heath chips etc.)
1 cup of ground flax (optional)
- In a large microwavable bowl, add honey and nut butter.
- Microwave for 1 minute on high and mix together.
- In another large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix.
- Add the melted peanut butter, and blend together with your hands.
- Pour batter into large pan (or a medium-sized pan, depending on how thick you like your granola bars) that is lined with parchment paper.
- Press down mixture with greased hands until firm. Put in freezer for 2 hours.
- Take from freezer and pull on parchment paper to get hard granola mix out of the pan. Cut into bars, then individually wrap in plastic wrap.
- Place wrapped granola bars into a zip-lock freezer bag and freeze.
To thaw: These really don’t need to be thawed, they are delicious frozen or mostly frozen! They do not do well completely thawed, so eat them up shortly after taking them out of the freezer. Or you can place them in the refrigerator.