Friday, June 24, 2011

Granola... bars? clusters? crumbles?

Okay... so I set out to make these granola bars to take with us on our travels tomorrow.

Because our flight leaves at 12:28pm, and I'm pretty sure they don't provide you lunch on a 2-hr trip to Florida. Though, I could be mistaken. 

The only thing is... they only kind of turned out as granola bars. More like granola chunks.  Cutting them into perfect squares proved to be quite impossible. We'll just call them rustic?

But, the wonderful combination of peanut butter and dark chocolate can't be beat.

I found these new dark chocolate morsels a few weeks ago, and re-discovered them in my baking cabinet today.

Think itty bitty Dove dark chocolates, in chocolate chip form. So so good.

I combined these with some oats, honey, chopped peanuts, and peanut butter. Keepin' it simple. With real ingredients!

A quick bake in the oven, and you have granola bars chunks! Delicious with a glass of milk or crumbled over some yogurt. Or ice cream. (Shhh... I won't tell.)

The best part? Cleaning up the "crumbs" from the pan...

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350*F. Combine oats, chopped peanuts, and honey. Stir in melted peanut butter, then chocolate chips. Spread into greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

I love the simplicity of this recipe! Sounds delicious:)

SbMac said...

I think I really need to try this on out!! It sounds easy and yummy!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

This is a perfect recipe for me, I love it! I prefer when recipes have just a few real ingredients. Rustic it is!

asllady717 said...

Mmmm! Sounds good!

Laura @ Cookies vs Carrots said...

Yummy! This looks great!

Simply Yours Designs: Cute Blog Designs