Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Since the hubby is now up in Myrtle Beach for his 11 weeks of training, I wanted to send him up with something he could eat quickly for breakfast on his way to work. He loves chocolate chip granola bars, so when I came across a recipe for a homemade version I knew I had to try it for him! I read through the comments on this recipe, and after taking some advice from others I've increased the amount of honey to try and keep them from being very crumbly. I still found that when you cut them they'll break apart quite easily, so I got only a few actual intact "bars" from the pan. The rest broke up a little, which wasn't a big deal since it is just myself and my husband eating them. What I love about these is how fresh they taste compared to Quaker Chewy bars (the granola bar of my husband's choice). Just 4 simple ingredients for a quick and easy breakfast.



Ingredients
-4 cups rolled oats
-3/4 cup honey
-3/4 cup peanut butter, melted
-1 bag semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats and chocolate chips. Add in honey and melted peanut butter. Mixing into a dough (I placed my hand into a zip-loc bag to mold into a dough). Place dough into baking dish, and press and spread out to cover entire dish. Bake 15-20 minutes, do not over bake.



Source: Savoring the Thyme

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