Jun 26

super yummy chewy granola bars

I love a good, sweet, chewy granola bar. I first had these yummy granola bars at a friend’s house. They were so good I took the recipe down. Over the years this granola bar has changed as our family has changed and grown. I was looking for something that was nutritious and delicious yet very quick to throw together. It’s really a win, win. IMG_8243 IMG_8259

I know this recipe has lots of honey in it, but it’s a must. It’s what holds the whole thing together. The original recipe had brown sugar in it along with the honey, but I upped the honey a bit to make them more “chewy” and just omitted the brown sugar all together. I feel good about giving my family this treat and a pan of these usually disappears in this house (of 4) in just a day or two.

I love them even more if I can make they yummy and chalked full of nutritious foods. This is a recipe my whole family loves and it’s super versatile too. Sometimes I am in the mood for dark chocolate or more of a fruity twist with dried raspberries or craisins. I will also add lots of nuts and seeds to provide a salty compliment to the sweet honey.┬áRight now our favorite combos are dark chocolate chunks with shredded unsweetened coconut OR freeze dried raspberries with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut. You can see I did a pan of half the chocolate and half the raspberry.

IMG_8402 IMG_8383 Just use this as a base and start adding in lots of things your family loves! I have suggested a few things in the “optional garnish” part to help you get started. Have fun and let us know how they turn out!