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Chocolate-Peanut Granola Bars

 Chocolate-Peanut Granola Bars
Nutella and peanut butter meet to make some amazing granola bars. Everyone always thinks they're eating something naughty when I serve these, but they're full of oats and healthy fats. —Brenda Caughell, Durham, North Carolina
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Nutella

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan,
  • combine oats, peanuts, wheat germ and sunflower kernels. Bake 8-12
  • minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool on a wire
  • rack.
  • In a small saucepan, combine honey, brown sugar and butter. Cook and
  • stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; cook 2 minutes
  • longer. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and Nutella until
  • blended.
  • Transfer oat mixture to a large bowl; add honey mixture and toss to
  • coat. Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Cool. Cut into bars. Yield:
  • 2 dozen.