Monday, July 23, 2012

Have to Try Right Now Granola Bars

I don't even know how I stumbled upon these beauties but I am so glad I did.  These are a healthy version of no bake cookies (those awesome peanut butter chocolate oatmeal ones, the ones I have forbidden myself to make unless I am taking them somewhere).  Yes, there are a few foods I just don't make anymore because of a little thing called self-control, or lack there of.  I will be making these though because they are a lot healthier and for some reason they are more satisfying (I wouldn't mind eating half the pan, but don't feel the urge to like I do with normal no bake cookies).  Have I built them up enough yet? 
 I accidentally dropped a few extra chocolate chips on top, dark chocolate of coarse!
This recipe makes a 9 x 13 cake pan of them.  I cut them into about 16 nice sized pieces.

Have to Try Right Now Granola Bars
1 cup peanut butter (I will try crunchy next time)
2/3 cup honey (I used a little less, basically I didn't fill it all the way)
1/2 cup coconut oil (this makes them so yummy)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, plus the additional sprinkle on top if you want
2 rounded cups oats
3/4 cup dried cranberries (I may try peanuts for cranberries next time, depends on my mood)

In a medium saucepan melt together peanut butter, honey and oil.  Once melted and smooth, remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Stir until melted and add the rest of your ingredients.  Pour into a cake pan lined with parchment paper and top with chocolate chips or nuts.  Place in fridge until hardened and cut into bars.  Keep stored in the fridge because they get a little melty, plus they are really good cold.  Enjoy!
*Slightly modified from New Nostalgia (and I want to try the normal granola bars on this page too)


  1. These look awesome! Can hardly wait to try them. Thanks.

  2. You're welcome, you will love them!