Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Cookin'Diva

These chewy granola bars were adapted from No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Lower-Fat) from Kittencal. My changes were to add coconut, dates, and walnuts. I also used butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips. You'll see that your own options are endless - just substitute the ingredients that your family prefers!

Top Review by trcooks

Very good and easy “on-the-go� snack! We’ve made other granola bars that were “cake-like�; they were good, however, crumbled and didn’t travel well. These are moist and soft and surprisingly not sticky. We substituted granola for the rice crispy cereal, and honey instead of corn syrup. We also added ½ cup of vanilla flavored protein powder, which makes for an excellent after workout burst of nourishment.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients so they are ready for the hot sugar mixture.
  3. In a sauce pan, make sugar mixture. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and optional molasses; bring to a full boil and allow to boil 1 MINUTE. Turn down heat and add peanut butter and vanilla, stirring quickly until smooth.
  4. Work quickly - pour the hot sugar mixture over dry ingredients and use two wooden spoons to thoroughly combine ingredients. Stir in chips LAST so they don't melt in the hot mixture.
  5. Press mixture very firmly into prepared pan. Keep pressing down until your bars are dense in order to keep them from crumbling later when you cut them.
  6. When cool, use a sharp knife to cut into 18 bars (1 cut lengthwise and then 9 cuts across).

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