Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

Recipe by CookinDiva
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 18 bars




  • Prepare a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients so they are ready for the hot sugar mixture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When cool, use a sharp knife to cut into 18 bars (1 cut lengthwise and then 9 cuts across).