Chocolate Granola Bars
The perfect treat for lunch boxes or after school snacks, these high-energy granola bars are chock full of rice cereal, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips and peanut butter.
From the kitchen of Margot LaFontaine of Fort Collins, CO.
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
- Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
- Combine morsels, cereal, oats, coconut and sunflower seeds in large bowl.
- Heat honey and butter in small, uncovered saucepan until mixture just comes to a boil; reduce heat. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well combined.
- Pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir well to combine (morsels will melt). Carefully press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover; refrigerate until firm. When firm, cut into bars. Store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Makes 32 bars.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 30 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 11 g Protein: 2 g
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