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
-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
–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.
**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.