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Sticky, Chewy, Delicious

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If there’s anything I like more than good old granola, it’s definitely granola bars. I know, many prepackaged varieties are complete gimmicks and rip-offs, because what could be easier than sticking those dry ingredients together? Plus, the increase in cost can become astronomical when you factor in the extra “labor” and excessive packaging itself… Thankfully, I happened to have plenty of raw materials still on my hands, so I decided to cut out the middleman in this situation and just use what I had on hand to make a cohesive pan of chewy granola bars.

Selecting the Peanut Butter granola to best compliment my sticky concoction of edible “glue” made primarily from peanut butter, these babies are impossibly addictive. Plus, it’s so incredibly easy to put together with no actual baking required, it may be hard to stop at just one batch.

Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Agave
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
3 Cups Peanut Butter Granola

Lightly grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish. Place the granola in a large bowl and set aside for now.

In a medium sauce pan, combine the sugar, agave, and peanut butter, and simply cook over medium heat until fully combined and smooth, and bring just to a boil. Pour the liquid ingredients over the cereal, mix well to fully coat all of the dry granola, and press it evenly into your prepared pan. Let cool completely before cutting, although you can always speed up this process in the fridge. Because they are so soft, I might suggest wrapping them individually (for both freshness and ease) and storing them in the fridge. However, I can’t say for sure on this one, because my ravenous dorm mates gobbled them all up within an hour!

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Author: Hannah Kaminsky

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

23 thoughts on “Sticky, Chewy, Delicious

  1. oh my goodness gracious, Hannah – these are calling my name, loud and clear!!! what a fantastic use for the Nature’s Path granola (especially since most of their pre-packaged granola bars are NOT vegan – yay for VEGAN granola bars!!). There’s no way that I’m going to be able to get the image of these Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars out of my head!! ahh!! :0D

  2. I so understand your roomies! wouldn’t have been able to resist either.

  3. Is there a free room in your house? I wanna become one of your roommates. These look so good!

  4. I can’t think of anything I’d rather eat right now than one (or five) of those…they look so good!

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Im coming over!

  6. Oh my god, I want one of these right now!! Seriously, I feel like licking the screen (perhaps I should go eat something…)!

  7. WOW! those look so amazingly yummy!

    can i make those into Rice Krispies treats you think? i miss granola…

  8. Hannah, these look divine! I am suppose to stay away from peanuts/peanut butter during the pregnancy, so I will have to wait a few more months to try these.

    Hmmm…dipping them in chocolate would be nice, too.

  9. these look great. i am not sure they would last too long in our house hold :)

  10. oh my goodness these look great!

  11. Yum!! I love peanut butter and these look awesome. I will have to make them.

  12. And to think that I had a couple of crackers for my morning snack…
    :(

  13. Hannah,
    do you mind if i make these tonight and post the results up on my blog? I will change the recipe up a little bit!

    I am babysitting my niece, and this would be a great activity to do with her and my daughter!

    I will be sure to reference where i got the original recipe! :)

    thank you!

  14. Brilliant! It never occurred to me to make my own granola bars, but I’m definitely going to try it.

  15. The granola bars look fabulous! I just feel like eating them right off the screen! I have some questions to ask you about vegan cupcakes. Can you give me your email address? Thanks!

  16. Perfection! I need to make some for days on-the-go!

  17. Looks delicious! I wouldn’t be able to keep them and eat when I need one though, I’d gooble them down in one go and then I’d have to make new ones.

  18. Hey, these look amazingly delicous! I should try to make some of those amazing critters at home! Its just amazing! And also Devine! I love this sooo much Hannah, my younger sister saw them and started crying that she wanted some!

  19. Hey Hannah, i did make these… not quite the same! :)

    you can check it out at http://mariposafeliz.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/never-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/

    it was an adventure that’s for sure! i should have the pics up tomorrow. have a good laugh!
    thanks again girl!
    by the way- you are from the Boston area?

  20. Ooo delicious! I’ve been trying to find healthier granola bars and this recipe sounds perfect. Much better to make them myself than buy them. I hope mine turn out as well as yours look! :)

  21. I just got around to making some of my own…they are a big hit!! Here is how I made them.

  22. I made some of these a while back. I used regular granola, because I already had some. They were delicious. Thank you! :)

  23. I made these with Honey instead of agave. It was very tasty but also very crumbly. I’m not sure if I just didn’t use enough honey or if honey doesn’t work as well…. I didn’t let it get in the way of me gobbling those delicious things up though ha ha!

    http://fashionforwardfoodie.wordpress.com/

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