Tonight, I decided to make some granola bars. Mostly because it seemed fast and I had all of the ingredients already.
It is really easy because you just melt some chocolate chips, peanut butter and milk and then stir in oats. You can stir in some other things if you want to, but I stuck to the basics.
Here is the recipe:
2 Tbsp Chocolate Chips
2 to 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Milk
1/2 C Oats
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Sweetener (Brown/White Sugar, Agave, Maple Syrup or Stevia to Taste)
1 Tbsp Other Dry Ingredients (coconut flakes, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts, more chocolate chips, raisins, scoop of protein powder, etc.)
Melt the first three ingredients together in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring and checking frequently. Mine took about 45 seconds
Put in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes, or until bars have set up. Slice or break apart.
It makes 3 granola bar sized bars, which seems like not many, but it’s good for a quick easy snack.
I followed this recipe almost exactly. The only change I made was mixing 2 Hershey’s Kisses in with the chocolate chips. I added fewer chocolate chips to try to get as close to 2 tbs as I could. I thought the mixture of semi sweet and milk chocolate would be a good combination. It was.
It tasted good though, so I would say it is worth making. Maybe leaving out the Kisses would have made it a little harder, but it’s not too bad being a little squishy.
If I had to pick which recipe I liked better, I would pick these other bars instead.
Total cost: $0