Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

"'Our children are now grown and gone, but they always look forward to eating these chocolaty treats when they come back home to visit,' relates Lavone Edgar from Nampa, Idaho. Her recipe makes a dozen wholesome bars-enough for the two of you to enjoy and share."
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25 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, raisins, wheat germ and sesame seeds. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Press into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: These granola bars are best if allowed to stand, covered, for 1 day before serving.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One bar equals 239 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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So yummy! I can't stop eating them! I didn't put the corn syrup in. It's against my beliefs. I just doubled the honey. I also added flax seed instead of sesame and almonds instead of the sunflo...

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this would be more of a 3 1/2 stars. Its really good, but really sweet. I think I might try less corn syrup next time.

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So yummy! I can't stop eating them! I didn't put the corn syrup in. It's against my beliefs. I just doubled the honey. I also added flax seed instead of sesame and almonds instead of the sunflo...

I use this site several times a week and this recipe definitely makes my top 5 list. I made two batches for my husband to take to a running race and the team raved about them. He said they wer...

This is a great base for a granola recipe. I left out the sunflower and sesame seeds along with the raisin and wheat germ because I didn't have any. But I did add in 1/4 cup of flax seeds and an...

Finally- a nice granola bar recipe. I did make a lot of substitutions but I think the oats, peanut butter and brown sugar is the perfect base. I used honey instead of corn syrup, and it was fant...

I double the recipe for a cake pan...make sure you use buttered hands and press firmly into the buttered pan. I ad craisins, mini choc. chips, and sliced raisins...also I add a bit more peanut b...

This was a great wholesome treat. I followed the directions but added a little more protein by throwing in some chopped walnuts and almonds. Very delicious!! Thank you!!

Our favorite (after trying three other granola bar recipes from this site)! Note: I used the corn syrup and had NO problems with crumbling.

I really like these bars. I find that flavor improves each day. On the 3rd day they were absolutely delicious. I substituted dried cranberries for the chocolate chips. Next time I will try u...

I've been trying out recipes for portable breakfasts for my husband, and these are pretty amazing! Surprisingly sweet, too. My alternates: natural sugar-free peanut butter instead of regular, ho...

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