stopping for snacks


we have been making these granola bars for many, many years. my kids love them gone. (it is personally fulfilling to know what makes my kids happy, especially if i can bake it). i make it a point to keep the ingredients always in the pantry. when i remember, i add protein powder to the mix to pump up the protein aspect of the treat.
chewy granola bars
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter (we are peanut butter snobs here and make our own)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
mix the above in a big bowl...then add:
3 cups old fashion oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup wheat germ (make sure you get the kind that is refrigerated)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 cup chocolate chips
stir well.
then press into a greased 15x10 sheet pan.
bake 20 minutes @ 350.
cut while still warm, then cool before serving.


  1. YUMMY! I love these types of recipes! So much healthier and better than the store-bought kind!
    Thanks Jamie!


  2. yumm!!! i have to try, with margarine (baby loves granola, but has a dairy allergy!)

  3. Oh I love this, I can't wait to try it!