No Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

No Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

One of my boys’ favorite snacks is granola bars.  They only seem to like one brand—Sunbelt.  I often joke that we should own stock in the company because of just how much we alone spend on their granola bars.  I found a recipe for some homemade bars that seemed quite similar to the Sunbelt ones my boys eat daily and wanted to try it out.  I ran in to this recipe at Tracey's Culinary Adventures, but have seen it on other blogs and I’m not sure where it originated.

I loved that it was super simple to make these.  I wasn’t sure what the boys would think.  When they got home from school, but they actually liked them and before the evening was over, the pan of them was gone!  Taylor had a friend over after school that day.  He ate two.  I think they each ate two.  Kevin came home from work and ate one.  And I tasted a bite of one—and they were actually very good.  I haven’t tasted one of the Sunbelt granola bars for a long time, so I’m not sure how close they are to them, but I’m happy to have found this recipe and will make these more often now than buying the processed-brands granola bars.  These are simply made with ingredients I almost always have one hand.

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