Healthy Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Coconut Granola Bars

by Finy (follow)
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These are delicious, healthy and quite easy to make.

I actually used Nuttelex instead of butter in this instance, as one of my visitors cannot eat dairy. I think it would be richer with butter, but a great recipe for those who do not eat dairy!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: About 24 bars

Ingredients
¾ cup coconut sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
½ cup honey
115 g Nuttelex or butter, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla (or 2 tsp extract)
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup plain flour
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup raisins
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Method
Preheat oven to to 175°/155° fan forced.

Mix the peanut butter, sugar, honey, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined.


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Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Grease a baking tray (I used Pyrex) and press the mixture into this.


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Bake for about 25 minutes or until it starts to go a golden colour.

Let cool in the pan before slicing -they will break easily while hot, but need to be cut before they actually get to room temperature.


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They will then harden as they cool down completely.

They can be kept in the fridge or in colder weather in a tin or Tupperware container, and they last for weeks.

Categories
#Dessert
#Snack
#Afternoon tea
#Healthy
#Easy
#Granola bars
#Peanut butter
#Coconut
#Chocolate chips
 
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