Chewy Chocolatey Peanut Cranberry Granola Bars

 

Makes: 10 bars (3 in x 2 in bars)     Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 12 minutes


Meal Types: Appetizer

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks

Directions:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine peanuts, oats, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan, over low-medium heat, whisk together coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Continue mixing until all ingredients have melted together and form a smooth, creamy mixture.
  4. Add liquid to the dry ingredients and mix together until all of the dry ingredients are coated.
  5. Dump the granola bar mix into the baking dish. Using a spatula to evenly spread and press the mix in the dish. Once compact, sprinkle the top with the chocolate chunk pieces.
  6. Place in the oven to bake for 12 minutes.
  7. Allow the bars to cool to room temperature. Then place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into 10 evenly divided bars.
  9. Eat as a snack or for breakfast. Store in an air tight container- good for 1 week in the fridge and 3-4 days at room temp.
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