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Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Granola BarsThe perfect treat for lunch boxes or after school snacks, these high-energy granola bars are chock full of rice cereal, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips and peanut butter.

From the kitchen of Margot LaFontaine of Fort Collins, CO.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup peanut butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine morsels, cereal, oats, coconut and sunflower seeds in large bowl.
  3. Heat honey and butter in small, uncovered saucepan until mixture just comes to a boil; reduce heat. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well combined.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir well to combine (morsels will melt). Carefully press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover; refrigerate until firm. When firm, cut into bars. Store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Makes 32 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 30 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 11 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.