Happy Tuesday! I have a new (and so easy) recipe for you! The original recipe had the serving size at 12 bars, but that would make them super tiny. If you cut them into 10 granola bars, they’ll be the same size as a Kashi granola bar (I measured them). Smile

No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

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Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 10 bars:
Recipe from Cooking Light

  • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup grain cereal (I used crushed Cheerios)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates

Combine the first 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.

Combine peanut butter, honey, and dates in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until peanut butter melts, stirring frequently.

Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture; stir well to combine. Spread mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. You can either spray it with cooking spray or place a sheet of parchment paper in the pan (to prevent sticking).

Press firmly to form a compact, even layer. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 10 bars.

Tip: Place bars in individual bags and store in the fridge. Then you have a healthy snack that you can grab and go during the busy week.

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