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Soft and Chewy Homemade Granola Bars

By Slimshoppin @slimshoppin

I’ve made so many different versions of granola bars over the years, recipes from FOOD TV, food magazines, food bloggers, etc. One of my biggest pet peeves is that I get high hopes and then they NEVER stick together and I end up with just granola. I’ve perfected a few, but when my friend Ally from Sweet and Savory posted her recipe – I had to try her version too!

I got started and had most of the ingredients, but not all. They still turned out great though! And so much cheaper than buying them at the store.

Print Soft and chewy homemade granola bars

Ingredients

  • 2 c. dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 c. crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 c. chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 c. almonds - I kept them whole
  • 1/4 c. sweetened or unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 c. agave nectar
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, add the butter, sugar, molasses. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat, let cool, then add the vanilla.
  2. In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combines.
  4. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. In and 8x8 pan, I lined that with wax paper. Place the mixture into the bottom of the pan and using another piece of wax paper, push down as hard as you can to pack it down.
  6. Put in the fridge for at least an hour.
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I didn’t have brown sugar on hand, so that’s why I used white sugar with the molasses. I also didn’t have honey but had agave nectar so used that.

These turned out great – super easy to cut and they STUCK TOGETHER!!!

Ally – I will try your exact recipe this week. I’m sure this batch will be gone real soon!

I cut this batch into 12 bars.


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