Crunchy Chocolate Granola Bars

Because so many granola bars are made in a facility with nuts, we make our own. They’re easy and so delish.

Chocolate Chip Soy Nut Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Soy Nut Butter (I prefer I’m Healthy brand)
  • 1/3 Cup local honey
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1+1/2 Cups old fashioned oats (Hy-Vee Brand is my go-to)
  • 1 + 1/2 TBSP wheat germ
  • 1/2 Cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (this is where you need to watch labels. I use Guittard or Enjoy Life brands.)

Directions:

  1. Line an 8X8 glass or metal pan with foil. Non-stick spray is not needed.
  2. Melt soynut butter, honey and coconut oil together in a sauce pan over low or medium heat. Stir constantly.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, combine other ingredients, except chocolate chips.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over the dry mix. stir well.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes + press down into your prepped pan.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture and press them down firmly into the bars.
  7. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer to set.
  8. Flip the foil on to a cutting board. With a very sharp knife (I prefer my shun 6 inch santoku) cut into rectangles.
  9. I usually use one snack size bag per bar and store them in the fridge. They will not keep if you do not keep them refrigerated. Storing them for a day in a school lunch is fine.

Fun extras: mini marshmallows, raisins, sunflower seeds, chocolate skippers, banana chips, home-made dried fruits, sun butter

 

*The original recipe is from TheMarathonMom.com and modified by me

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