Friday, August 27, 2010

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Oh....My!!!! This week has been such a crazy whirlwind! The kids started school and I've had a full house of little kidlets every day! I have been trying to get some canning done and also fit in some family time. I feel as though I should try to wear a 'Supermom' shirt some days to give myself that extra boost, but I'm not sure it'd help. Anyway, I have been baking up some fun snacks for the kids to keep them packed with energy throughout the day. These granola bars are something that I've made since I was in High School. There are so so many different options with these yummy granola bars.... however,in case you haven't heard, my family is slightly picky! This particular variety reminds me of a no-bake cookie. I cut, wrap each one in plastic wrap, place a bunch in a gallon size freezer ziploc bag and put them in the freezer! Before you leave, simply grab one out of the freezer and it'll thaw. But they're yummy frozen too. They make a great snack!

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
Original Recipe by From Cupboard to Cupboard
printable recipe

In a large bowl combine:
12 cups oatmeal (I prefer to use quick oats)
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows

On oven, stir until melted:
1/2 cup butter
2 cups crunchy peanut butter(small container)
2 cups light karo syrup
8 cups mini marshmallows (large package)

Once the mixture is melted, pour over dry ingredients and mix well. You'll need some elbow-grease! :) Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Press mixture into cookie sheet. Let set for about 10 minutes. Cut into bars whatever size you like. Wrap each bar separately in plastic wrap. Keep in airtight container or freeze.

More add-in options:
dried cranberries
chopped almonds or other nuts
white chocolate chips
etc. etc. etc...

Make them your own! Enjoy each and every wholesome and chewy bite!

Happy Cooking!



  1. Is there something you can substitute for the cruchy peanut butter? Bo hates the smell and taste of peanut butter! Any ideas on how to get around that?!

  2. Bo and Nell---- I am going to do some experimenting and see what I can come up with and I'll let you know. I have a couple things in mind!

  3. I would also love to know what substite you come up with. I am happy to know my son is not the one kid that hates peanut butter lol


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