I love being healthy. Don’t you? I didn’t think so.
I really enjoy granola. I enjoy making granola because there are a myriad of variations you can make granola. You can make a sweet and salty granola, you can make a “citrusy” granola with dried pineapple, mangoes, or you can make a nut healthy granola sweetened by honey or agave. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to make granola. It really depends on you and what makes your taste-buds happy. This Chewy Granola Bars recipe is a template to how to make Chewy Granola Bars. I think the mothers out there will really appreciate this recipe.
I know when I have kids and I send them off to school I am not going to want them to eat that crap they call food at the schools. I don’t know what they put in their food and I would prefer to know what my child is digesting. So moms, you can make these granola bars to put in your kids packed lunches or have a nice snack for them to have when they come home. The great thing about these Chewy Granola Bars is that you can make them with your kids and put in it what you know they will like to eat. You can add peanut butter, coconut, cashews, crushed pretzels, whatever your heart desires. As long as everything comes out to equate the measurements of the ingredients in the recipe. Place these in an airtight Tupper Ware container and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Also, this recipe was inspired by Kallari Chocolate. I was fortunate enough to receive some free samples from them to taste their product. They make gourmet chocolate and grow their own cacao in Ecuadaor. The great thing about their chocolate is that it isn’t as bitter as most natural chocolates. It is very smooth and rich. Moms you would like this because it isn’t processed and given a bunch of artificial and unnatural sweeteners like most of the chocolate that is distributed in the United States. I highly recommend using Kallari brand of chocolates as a healthier substitute for most of your dessert dishes ( if possible). On their website they have pictures and recipes of other dishes that people have made using their chocolate. They are so yummy looking too!Print
Chewy Granola Bars
- Total Time: 48 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 1x
Healthy and simple granola bars made in your own kitchen. You can get creative with them and add sunflower seeds, pistachio, or walnuts. You can even add different types of dried fruit. Make it your own!
- 3 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. sliced almonds
- 1 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2/3 c. butter, softened
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. honey
- 1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
- 1 c. raisins
- 1 c. craisins
- 2– 2.46 oz. 70-75% Cacao Chocolate Bars, melted for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 325 Degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, sliced almonds, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and whisk together. Use a rubber spatula and mix in the butter and honey. You may have to use your fingers to make sure that the butter and honey is well blended.
- Spray a 9X13 rectangular dish with baking spray and pour in the granola mix. Use the back of a spatula or your hands to pat the granola evenly into the dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut the granola into desired sized bars and drizzle with melted chocolate and place on a cooling rack while the chocolate sets.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 22 minutes
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