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.
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. Right 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.
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!