Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

I was craving something sweet today, and didn’t want to just snack on chocolate chips (per usual). I decided to dress the chips up a little bit and use them to make a somewhat healthy snack. I figured granola bars would do the trick. I had some coconut and cranberries in my cabinet, and thought they would complement the chocolate well. I threw peanut butter in to the bars too, for good measure (any time chocolate is involved, I pretty much need to have peanut butter as well).

These granola bars could not be easier to make, and take barely any time. I would recommend keeping them in the fridge and eating them chilled because the chocolate can get a little messy otherwise.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 granola bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 c oats
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1/4 c dried coconut
  • 1/3 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c (approx) chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Heat honey & peanut butter in a small sauce pan until the mixture is almost boiling.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix it all together well.
  • Take the pan off the heat, and scoop the mixture in to the loaf pan.
  • Press everything down so that it is evenly distributed throughout the pan and level.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top while the mix is still hot.
  • Let the chocolate melt for a about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Spread the chocolate over the top to make a smooth layer.
  • Sprinkle shredded coconut on top if desired.
  • Put in the fridge to set.
  • Cut & enjoy!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars