Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe

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This chewy treat from Alice McVey of Evansville, Indiana is full of goodies like marshmallows, raisins, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Chewy Granola Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 273 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Chewy Granola Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p61

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Cookin4MyFam User ID: 4515320 133830
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"We really enjoyed this recipe. I used creamy peanut butter and craisins and omitted the sesame seeds, raisins and peanuts."

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