Homemade Granola Bars

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Homemade Granola Bars

Course: Snack
Diet: Dairy Free
Keyword: kid friendly, precooked, school lunches
Main Protein: Vegetarian
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Servings: 62 granola bars
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups honey
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups peanut butter or SunButter
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • chocolate chips
  • optional: flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, or hemp
  • 2-4 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

Instructions

Instructions:

  • In a medium pot on the stovetop, bring the brown sugar, honey, coconut oil, and salt to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Add in the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir.
  • Put the oats and Rice Krispies in a large mixing bowl. If you're adding any of the optional ingredients, mix them in.
  • Pour the mixture from the pot over the oats and Rice Krispies. Stir.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes or so.
  • Spread parchment paper onto two cookie sheets.
  • Lay the granola bar mixture on the parchment paper.
  • Press a second cookie sheet on top to flatten. Sprinkle chocolate chips over and press again.
  • Cool in the fridge. Cut.
  • Freeze flat on the tray. When frozen, transfer the granola bars to freezer bags, remove the excess air, seal, and freeze again.

Notes

These are great for including in lunchboxes or for an on the go snack (or breakfast in a pinch).

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg