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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are so much better than what you can buy at the store, especially since you can substitute for your favorite dried fruit or nuts. Feel free to add your favorite dried fruit, nuts or chocolate to these – it’s completely up to you!

Makes 12 bars

YOU WILL NEED

2 1/2 cups (230 grams) old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup (80 grams) whole almonds, coarsely chopped

1/3 cup (113 grams) honey

1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup (60 grams) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (65 grams) mini chocolate chips

 

DIRECTIONS:

TOAST OATS AND NUTS

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of a 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Then lightly oil or spray with cooking spray.

Add oats and almonds to a small baking sheet then bake 5 minutes, stir and bake another 3 to 5 minutes until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large bowl.

 

MAKE BARS

Combine butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract and the salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves.

Pour butter mixture in to bowl with toasted oats and almonds. Mix well. Let cool about 5 minutes then add cranberries and a 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine. (The chocolate chips will most likely melt a little. This is fine, they turn into glue and help to hold the bars together).

Transfer oat mixture to lined pan then use a rubber spatula or damp finger tips to firmly press the mixture into the pan. (Press hard here, this way the bars will stay together once cooled and cut — We press for about one minute to be extra safe).

Scatter remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips over pressed granola mixture then use a rubber spatula to gently press them into the top. Cover then refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove block of granola mixture from pan then peel away aluminum foil. Cut into 12 bars.

Store bars in an airtight container for up to one week. For the softest bars, keep at room temperature. For slightly harder bars, store in the fridge.

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Gallon of goodness!

This honey is fantastic! I purchased so many individual 24oz bottles that it made more sense to purchase the 1 gal bucket and refilled all my extra bottles. The added bonus is that I was able to nom on the wee bit that was left in the bucket, Winnie the Pooh style!

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Thank you for the 5-star review Helen, we appreciate it!

Delicious!!!

Delicious with a bit of smoke--I love it!

Thank you for the great review Tom! We are so glad to hear you are loving our Mesquite honey. Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!

Yummy, but messy!

Our dog really loves the K9 honey so far. We have been putting a little over her food. But please consider a different type of packaging. It is very difficult to get honey out without making a sticky mess every time. Some type of squeeze bottle would make it SO much easier/cleaner. We haven’t been using it long enough to notice any health benefits for our dog yet, but depending on our continued frustration level with the jar, we may/may not decide to purchase again.

Thank you for the review Angela! We are so glad to hear your pup is loving the honey so far. We're so sorry to hear it's too messy, we like your squeeze bottle idea though! We definitely will consider getting packaging that will allow for a less messy situation. Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We hope your pup will eventually reap the health benefits from it. We hope to see you again soon, thank you!