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Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

A crunchy peanut butter granola bar filled with peanuts and oats
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 170
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped coarse
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Instructions

  • Position an oven rack in the center of your oven and heat the oven to 300F degrees. Line a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and coat the foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the peanuts in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, and toast, stirring often, until fragrant and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the oats and oil to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer the toasted oats to the bowl with the peanuts and stir in the salt.
  • Add the honey and brown sugar to the skillet and simmer gently over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the sugar is fully dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from the heat, stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, and peanut butter until well blended.
  • Working quickly, stir the hot honey mixture into the peanut-oat mixture until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and pack very firmly into an even layer. (I used the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the mixture down.)
  • Bake until the granola bars are golden, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the whole slab from the pan using the foil.
  • Cut into 16 bars. Place the bars on a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *7
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 granola bar)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.6g13%
Carbohydrates 21.2g7%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 3.7g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy breakfast bars, granola bars, peanut butter oat bars