OMG! These chewy delicious granola bars are the best snack! They are perfect for on go, for a school snack, before/after sports, or for a quick protein/fiber packed treat! They are so delicious and one of my kids favorite healthy snacks! I love making granola bars...this is the first of many I will share with you!
-2 1/2 cups of quick rolled oats
-1/3 cup honey
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
-1/4 cup salted butter
-1/4 cup dark brown sugar
-3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
-Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a large baking dish with parchment paper.
-In a large bowl add the oats and chopped pecans and mix to combine.
-Add the mixture to the baking dish and bake for 5 minutes.
-After 5 minutes stir and bake for 4-5 more minutes.
-While the oats and pecans are toasting, add the butter, honey, and brown sugar to a small pan on the stovetop.
-Heat on low and stir the mixture until the mixture is combined. (Make sure not to boil.)
-Remove the oat/pecan mixture from the oven and the butter/honey/brown sugar mixture from the stove top.
-Let both cool for 10 minutes.
-Pour the oats into a large bowl and then pour the butter mixture in and stir to combine.
-Once cooled add in the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
-Add the mixture to an 8x8 baking dish (with parchment paper) and push down to form an even layer.
-Refrigerate for 1 hour.
-Slice and serve.
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