Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
24 bars
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup (1-stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, *see Cook's Note
  • 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips
Directions

Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 7 by 10 3/4-inch nonstick baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Lay a 6 by 18-inch piece of parchment paper in the pan, allowing the excess paper to hang over the sides. Spray the parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, using a hand beater, beat the egg white until frothy. Stir in the peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey. Add the melted butter, oats and almonds. Stir to combine, then add the chocolate chips.

Using a rubber spatula, spread mixture into the prepared baking pan, pressing lightly to form an even layer. Bake until the edge of the mixture begins to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and serve.

*Cook's Note: To toast almonds, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.


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Made these 4 batches straight! Giada never disappoints!!! and it filled me up whenever I got hungry. I love these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious, but not at all nutritious. You are making a giant, crumbly, peanut butter oatmeal cookie here folks. If you think you are making a nutritious breakfast walk away! Made as recipe states except used smooth peanut butter. This would be great over ice cream. Too sweet for breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor....poor texture. Followed recipe exactly and it was crumbly. The flavor was delicious though. The bars do not travel well if you are making them for your kids school snack. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Overall I was very satisfied! I deducted a star due to having to tweak the recipe. I used only 1 T of butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and a little extra peanut butter and honey. I also used a pre-made granola that had raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. I baked the bars for 25-30 minutes in a smaller sized pan so they came out a little thicker. I let them cool for 3 hours before cutting the bars into 16 pieces. There was minimal crumbling and the bars were super moist and chewy. Mine were a little nutty because of the granola mix I used, but the chocolate/peanut butter combination was a real treat! I will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were terrible. Soggy, fell apart and not very healthy. Everyone who gave it a good rating changed the recipe in many ways. If you have to do that how can you rate this recipe as written. Do not waste your ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fantastic. After reading the reviews, I did make a few adjustments which made them healthier and I had no issues with crumbling whatsoever. I only used 3T of butter, only 1/4 C brown sugar, and used a little extra PB. I used the bottom of a glass to press the mixture into the bottom of the pan before baking. I baked the bars for 20 minutes instead of 15. I also made sure not to touch the bars until they had cooled for a little over an hour. When I cut them, they stayed together wonderfully and everyone enjoyed the bars greatly. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
can't wait to make this again it was so easy taste great & healthy too item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my family but added Raisins, dried apricots, cranberries and wheat germ everyone love it.. I tried to make another recipe but everyone asked for me to make this one again,, It's my families favorite.. So glad I found a simple granola recipe. We top pancakes with it and also eat it with yogurt. Delicious.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read all the ratings and comments and decided I really wanted to try these anyway. They came out fantastic. I used 2/3 of a stick of butter but I didnt melt it, I used room temperature butter and I also used fresh peanutbutter from our local Whole Foods store. I pressed them into a greased pan instead of on parchment paper and I pressed them firmly in pan with wax paper from the top. I baked in our range which is gas for 18 min. I let cool completely and cut them into heavenly bars that we enjoyed for days. I would say maybe not melting the butter or try using room temp butter because they were delicious and well worth time and effort! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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