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Simply Granola Bars {freezer-friendly}

Mmmm, granola bars!

Why not skip out on buying those store-bought kinds that are full of ingredients that doesn’t sound like they belong in granola bars, and make some of your own?

It’s easy to do, trust me!

simple granola bars take 2 (6 of 6)

You can make all kinds of granola bars, with the kind of ingredients you like most. All you need is a balance between your wet ingredients and dry ingredients, and then pretty much anything goes!

I went simple and picked five ingredients.

simple granola bars take 2 (1 of 6)

Honey, Peanut Butter, Heath Chips, Ground Flax, and of course…oats!

simple granola bars take 2 (2 of 6)

Granola bars are so easy, and so cheap to make. And if you are looking
for that perfect snack that you can freeze so you can grab-n-go, then
look no further than the humble granola bar!

simple granola bars take 2 (3 of 6)

With this batch, I get 22 granola bars. That’s a lot of snack bars!

And sometimes, I don’t add chocolate…

simple granola bars take 2 (4 of 6)

…but seriously, who eats a granola bar without some chocolate??

 

Simply Granola Bars

simple granola bars take 2 (5 of 6)

Here’s what you’ll need:

5 cups of old-fashioned oats (not instant or one-minute oats)
1 1/2 cups of honey
2 cups of nut butter of your choice
1 8 oz. package of candy chips (chocolate chips, heath chips etc.)
1 cup of ground flax (optional)

 

  1. In a large microwavable bowl, add honey and nut butter.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute on high and mix together.
  3. In another large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Add the melted peanut butter, and blend together with your hands.
  5. Pour batter into large pan (or a medium-sized pan, depending on how thick you like your granola bars) that is lined with parchment paper.
  6. Press down mixture with greased hands until firm. Put in freezer for 2 hours.
  7. Take from freezer and pull on parchment paper to get hard granola mix out of the pan. Cut into bars, then individually wrap in plastic wrap.
  8. Place wrapped granola bars into a zip-lock freezer bag and freeze.

To thaw: These really don’t need to be thawed, they are delicious frozen or mostly frozen! They do not do well completely thawed, so eat them up shortly after taking them out of the freezer. Or you can place them in the refrigerator.

 

9 Comments

  1. You’re making me hungry. Seriously. Now, do you usually add your chips to the dry ingredients or melt to drizzle on top as the photo so beautifully displays?

    • lind2176@gmail.com

      Why thank you šŸ™‚ I have found that adding the chips on top is the best way to go. The times when I have mixed them straight into the batter, they melt. Drizzling melted chocolate on top is my favorite way to do it!

  2. You’re making me hungry. Seriously. Now, do you usually add your chips to the dry ingredients or melt to drizzle on top as the photo so beautifully displays?

  3. That sounds easy Amie! I like this. Cause you never really know what you eat when buying the ones in shops.
    I think I will try this shortly as I am looking for healthy snacks.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Hope you are all doing well.

    • lind2176@gmail.com

      Thank you, Marie! I would be flattered if you made one of my recipes! If you do, please let me know your thoughts.

  4. That sounds easy Amie! I like this. Cause you never really know what you eat when buying the ones in shops.
    I think I will try this shortly as I am looking for healthy snacks.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Hope you are all doing well.

  5. YUM! So much better than store bought granola bars! Thanks for sharing!

    • lind2176@gmail.com

      Thank you! ‘Tis true, they are so much better than store-bought. And the beauty is that you can put whatever you want in them!

  6. YUM! So much better than store bought granola bars! Thanks for sharing!

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