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!