Chewy Granola Bars

August 20, 2015


At the end of every month (before we are due to go to the grocery store), I search our pantry for things I can make with all the leftover ingredients that never seem to get eaten. More often than not, we’ll have muffins and smoothies for a meal and I kind of like the haphazardness of those gatherings around the table. The kids absolutely love it and I have a feeling we are creating great “remember when…” memories. These granola bars are made from pantry staples like oats and nuts, so they make it into our end-of-the-month routine. They are delicious cold with a glass of milk. Enjoy!


1 cup natural peanut butter {or sunflower butter}

2/3 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 cups oats

2 total cups combination of coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds {or your own combination of nuts and dried fruit}

Chocolate, chopped and sprinkled on top

In medium size sauce pan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. Remove from heat and add oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut. Stir well. Press mixture into pan {I used a pan slightly smaller than a 9×13 and it was perfect.}, if you use a 9 x 13 you don’t have to fill it all the way, just spread to your desired thickness and sprinkle {while still warm} with chopped chocolate. I like to press the chips in a little and sometimes I sprinkle with coconut flakes too. Chill for 2 hours in fridge and cut into bars. When we’re not devouring them, we keep ours in the fridge so they’ll stay “congealed”.

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