Multigrain peanut butter and chocolate granola bars

    40 min

    These granola bars sound healthy, but don't be mistaken - they're definitely a treat! This is for someone with a sweet tooth, and kids are sure to love it. If you want something less sweet, use 175g of mixed dried fruit instead of the chocolate and the marshmallows.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 175g peanut butter
    • 5 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 125ml apple sauce
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250g porridge oats
    • 150g chocolate chips
    • 25g miniature marshmallows
    • 15g toasted oat cereal, such as Cheerios
    • 75g wheatgerm

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the dark brown soft sugar, peanut butter, syrup, apple sauce and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereal and wheatgerm. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake or 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into slices.

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    I had to change my previous review because now I love these! I use 5 TBSP honey instead of corn syrup and I also add a few TBSP of ground Flaxseed. If you make these and they come out too crumbly, try adding more peanut butter. I don't use marshmallows, but add 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds and 1 cup choc. chips. I make these so much that I had to start buying the ingredients in bulk at costco! I have a 14 lb bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!  -  20 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have tried every granola bar recipe on searching for a flexible, adaptable snack bar, that is enough like store-bought that my kids will eat them, but which is still better for them (sugar/bad fat-wise). THESE ARE A SUCCESS! I used mini-chocolate chips and chopped nuts in 1/2 the batch, and white chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cranberries in the other 1/2. I baked each seperately in a 11x7 pan and they turned out great--not too dry, chewy, and held together well.  -  12 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I would like to thank you for this recipe. I have made many different versions of it. . . I have about 20 flavors so far and have tried several, I make a new one each week. I vary the ingredients considerably, but your recipe was the inspiration. I like the high protein in this bar. It sticks with you.  -  02 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)