Best Ever Granola Bars

After years of trial and error, I have finally perfected my granola bar recipe! These are AMAZING and do not last in our house. Now just a warning, I made no mention of them being healthy. Although since they have granola in them, that makes them healthy, right? Moving on…

It’s very important you press the mixture down hard and don’t touch it until it is totally cool. That way when you cut it, it will stay nicely in bars. Or if you are overzealous you’ll just have super yummy granola crumbles. 

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

5 cups oats (I’ve used old fashioned and quick)

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup butter melted

1 cup peanuts

1 cup raisins

1 cup chocolate chips

 

Preheat oven to 375*F. Combine all ingredients. Mixture should be quite sticky and hard to mix. Add more peanut butter and/or honey if it isn’t sticky enough to reach the desired consistency. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Transfer into the dish, pressing down hard (the mixture should be very compact). Bake for 20 minutes. Allow the bars to cool completely before you cut. Enjoy!