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Homemade Granola Bars and Peanut Butter Toddler Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries may sub raisins
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, dried cherries or raisins and almonds. Do not use the almonds if making toddler bites - they are a choking hazard.

  2. On medium heat, mix together the honey and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and turn heat off, but leave saucepan on the element.

  3. Mix in the salt and peanut butter until smooth.

  4. Add the peanut butter/honey mixture to the bowl with rolled oats. Mix well to evenly combine.

  5. Press mixture evenly into a parchment lined 8X8 pan. Allow to cool slightly.

  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips overtop and press firmly into the mixture.

  7. Immediately place the pan in the fridge to prevent the chocolate chips from melting.

  8. After 30 minutes in the fridge, remove the pan and cut into bars or 1 inch X 1 inch bites.

Recipe Notes

Toddler bites: sub out cherries for raisins. Eliminate almonds. Cut into 1 inch squares.

Consistency: if bars are too soft for your liking, boil the honey/sugar mixture for 30-60 seconds.