Granola Bars

I have  poor aptitude when it comes to eating in between meals. I’m mindful of the fact that breakfast is a very important meal. Mornings for me are busy as I”m sure it is for most folks, so a banana or grapefruit and a cup of coffee, sometimes 2 depending on last nights sleep, is all I get a chance to eat. For lunch, I eat light usually a salad and sandwich. I manage to have a heavy dinner consisting of a protein, starch, and vegetable.

On account of me not eating much during the first two meals of the day, I begin to get hungry a few more times as the long work day slowly progresses. I decided it’s time to put an end to snacking on nonsense and prepare something that I can take along with me to work that is healthy to nibble until my next meal. This item has to have protein, a little sugar, and something that will control my hunger pains for a few hours. What better thing to prepare than granola bars! This is a little sweet due to the use of chocolate and peanut butter, but its a match made in heaven so you really can’t go wrong. I’m working on a few more recipe combinations to include for other granola bars. I couldn’t hold on to this recipe any longer though, it’s too yummy! Print this recipe and please make yourself a batch of these, they are fantastic. Your welcome 🙂

Active Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

-1/2 Cup Honey

-1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

-1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

-2 Cups Rolled Oats

-1 Cup Mix in’s of your choice. I used chocolate chips, and pumpkin seeds

Preparation:

Mix honey and Brown sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

-Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.

-Mix in oats and fixings.

-Press onto a lined tray with parchment paper.

-Let cool. Cut into equal sized bars.

Enjoy!

**Note: When mixing the oats and fixins into the peanut butter mixture, it’s going to be very sticky and hard to incorporate everything. I found using my hands to work best. Be careful because the peanut butter sauce is hot. Feel free to cut them out however you want. I chose little squares, others prefer the rectangular bars.

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Driven2Eat

Food & Wine connoisseur, I love to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. Nikon D3100 photo journalist and writer. I've started this blog to share my enthusiasm of the culinary world among other personal interests with folks who maintain involvement in the food world and to enliven others who want to develop a love for cooking, crafting and wellness. Be active, be healthy, be happy. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers :)

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