Homemade granola bars are an easy and healthy after-school snack and aren’t as sweet as the store-bought varieties. They can be stored in an air-tight container to have handy when hunger strikes.
Double Peanut Granola Bars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Baking time: 25 minutes
Makes 14 bars
- 2 cups (500 mL) old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup (175 mL) peanuts, chopped
- ¼ cup (60 mL) raisins
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) ground flax seed (optional)
- ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
- ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) liquid honey
- ¼ cup (60 mL) peanut butter
- ¼ cup (60 mL) brown sugar
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease an 8×8-inch (20×20-cm) baking pan and line with parchment paper, letting it stick and hang over the pan. In a large bowl, stir oats with peanuts, raisins, flax seed, cinnamon and salt.
Place honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils around edges, about 1 minute. Pour over oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine.
Using damp fingers, press firmly into pan. Bake in preheated oven until edges are a deep golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool completely in pan. Using the parchment paper, remove to a cutting board then discard parchment. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container.
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