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Homemade Chocolate & Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author 730 Sage Street

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats organic and gluten-free are ideal
  • 1 cup of local raw honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tsp 100% pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips or even better - cocao nibs

Instructions

  • Set oven to preheat at 350 degrees
  • Toast the oats by placing them on a baking sheet (ungreased) or in a large glass baking dish in the oven for 10 minutes and stir every 3 minutes.
  • While the oats are toasting, put the honey, peanut butter and the coconut oil in a large saucepan and blend/melt together over medium heat (don't burn it). Remove from heat and stir in salt, cinnamon and vanilla until dissolved.
  • Leave oven set at 350 degrees when oats are finished toasting.
  • Pour toasted oats into honey mixture. Once fully blended, add in chips or cocao nibs and sunflower seeds. Chocolate will melt.
  • Prepare a second baking pan (this is not absolutely necessary but the first pan will be hot) by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Pour mixture onto parchment paper, spread, and press down into the pan. It will spread pretty easily with a spatula.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly brown on the edges.
  • Remove from oven, and lift the parchment paper with the bars off the pan and place onto a cutting board.
  • Let cool for at least an hour and a half.
  • Bars will be chewy and very slightly sticky.
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