29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1

These are versatile chewy granola bars. You can add or omit as your allergies dictate. I enjoy raisins and sesame seeds, with less chocolate chips. These are not overly sweet. I buy roasted almonds with no salt and chop them in the food processor. My cashews are usually roasted and salted. It can be made with raw nuts. You could use almond or soy butter if allergic to peanuts.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix syrup and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Remove saucepan from heat. Stir about half the chocolate chips into the syrup mixture.

  • Mix remaining chocolate chips, almonds, cashews, oatmeal, crispy rice cereal, and flax seed meal in a bowl.

  • Pour the mixture from the saucepan over the mixture in the bowl; stir to evenly coat.

  • Transfer mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish and press into an even layer; allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 16.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
So yummy! To make these a little healthier I subbed agave nectar for the corn syrup and brown rice cereal instead of regular rice cereal... Will be making these again!
(62)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2012
Gor to admit I was really disappointed. Was looking for something for school lunches but with all of the peanut butter and almonds and cashew this definitely isn't it.:(
(5)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
So yummy! To make these a little healthier I subbed agave nectar for the corn syrup and brown rice cereal instead of regular rice cereal... Will be making these again!
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
Delicious but be sure to carefully read the ingredients on the crispy rice cereal. "Malt" refers to barley malt and that means it is NOT gluten-free. Kellogs Rice Crispies are NOT gluten free. Rice Chex are. Beware if you are very sensitive or celiac.
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
Well I didn't have any corn syrup so I had to improvise and it turned out amazing! I will make this again. Instead of corn syrup I used 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of aunt jemima syrup (haha). I used cappuccino chips because I just wanted a different flavour. Otherwise I did everything the same and YUM!! I also pressed it into a pan lined with wax paper to make them come out nicer. I also found that in order to get 36 bars you really have to cut these small (less than an inch to get 12 across the pan - not what the picture would suggest). Not really realistic for anyone to eat them that small but it doesn't really matter. But if you are making this for a group you might over estimate what you have that's all. Because I had used honey and syrup they came out a little soft but I think they are better that way anyway they don't even taste like a granola bar.
(39)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
These are delicious! Recently going gluten-free we were missing our fiber bars. I have made these several times and they always disappear quickly! We like them best with cranberries added. Thanks for the great recipe!
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
This recipe is versatile enough that you can add or subtract ingredients to please any picky eater! I used chopped walnuts and cashews instead of the almonds. I also used semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate chips for my son who has a dairy allergy. I added dried cranberries and some shredded coconut. This recipe is perfect the options are limitless! My new favorite snack!
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
THis is exactly what I was looking for! I used almonds and pecans added dried cranberries and blueberries and skipped the flax. This was so great and easy I will continue to make it! Thank you!
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
These are REALLY good not too sweet. I use chopped peanuts instead of cashews just because it is what I always have on hand. Great snack for GFCF kids and adults and really quick and easy to prepare!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
Easy to make and wholesome too. Most commercial energy bars have way too much sugar. In contrast these are tasty but not rot-your-teeth sweet. My daughter loves them. To keep them crunchy I individually wrapped them in plastic wrap and then stored them in an airtight container. For a not-so-wholesome change I switched half the peanut butter with Nutella which made for a yummy option. I believe Nutella separates when over heated so I suggest you heat the corn syrup and 3/8 cup peanut butter first. Take it off the heat before mixing in the Nutella. Both ways are very good.
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2012
Gor to admit I was really disappointed. Was looking for something for school lunches but with all of the peanut butter and almonds and cashew this definitely isn't it.:(
(5)