Hi guys what is up! I’m back with another favourite. I took some of these bars with me to uni this week and people were going crazy over them (OK it was just one guy that’s really into peanut butter, he told me he DREAMED about these bars… shout out to you Ryan!). So I thought I’d share the recipe with you 🙂 Let’s do it!
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Preparation time: 15mins – Baking time: 15 mins – Total time: 30 mins – Yield: 16 bars
- 2 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup pecan nuts
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp cacao powder unsweetened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey/agave syrup/any sweetening syrup you prefer
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup medjool dates
Combine the oats and nuts on a baking tray and place in a pre-heated oven of 170 degrees Celcius for about 15 minutes to roast. This step is not necessary but if you roast your oats and nuts this will definitely give a more rich flavour! Be sure to check on them a lot because they burn quickly. Sometimes a little burnt flavour is nice, but not in this recipe, trust me.
While your oats are roasting, take a small pan to your stove and melt together the butter, brown sugar and honey. Once this has all blended, add the peanut butter and cacao powder. Cook for a minute until everything is incorporated and remove from the stove. Take the oats from the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl. Add your mixture from your pan. Also add the medjool dates (I chopped mine not too fine so you can taste those nice big chunks!). Transfer everything to a baking tray lined with parchment paper and smoothen it out. Be sure to really press the mixture together so everything sticks really well & your bars won’t fall apart. Place the tray in the fridge for at least two hours before cutting it up into bars.
Hope you enjoy this recipe. It’s so convenient to have these bars in your fridge because you can grab them any time for a quick snack.