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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bar Cookies
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Barbara Schieving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick rolled oats
  • cup wheat germ
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup peanut butter swirl chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped lightly salted peanuts
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Mix together oats, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, chocolate chips and peanuts.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, honey, corn syrup, peanut butter, water and vanilla.
  • Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly.
  • Spread in prepared pan, use a spatula and gently press mixture evenly in pan.
  • Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from pan and cool on a wire rack for one hour. Use a long serrated knife to cut into 4”x1.25” bars.
  • Wrap bars individually to store; or store in layers with parchment in between. In humid weather, it's best to store bars in the refrigerator. They also freeze well.

Notes

adapted from King Arthur Flour