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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

These Homemade Granola Bars can be made in about 10 minutes and they are a delicious snack that is perfect for when you are on the go!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 12 granola bars
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 cups quick cooking oats not old fashioned
  • 1/2 cup O shaped cereal
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Place foil in an 8 by 8 baking dish. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the quick cooking oats, cereal, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries.
  • In a small saucepan over medium low heat, combine the honey, butter, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about five minutes.
  • Pour the liquid over the mixture in the large bowl and stir to combine. Pour it into the square baking dish and push down to fill it evenly. Sprinkle with additional mini chocolate chips.
  • Cover and allow to cool for four hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the pan and cut into equal pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Sodium: 35.2mg | Potassium: 14.6mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 21.9g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.6mg