We love having healthy snacks in the house, and these healthy homemade granola bars are a staple in our home. These are my years-old, family favorite base granola bar recipe that you can customize for your family. DIY Granola Bars
For extra smooth granola bars, put the peanut butter and honey into a pot and heat it on low until it melts together. I often make these without heating anything and they’re just as delicious–it’s up to you.
Chop the nuts, if you're using them.
Pour peanut butter, honey, oats, your healthy chaser, protein powder, and your extras into a bowl and mix them well. This is SO much easier with a stand mixer.
Grab a 9×9 pan and line it with some parchment paper. If you don’t have a 9×9 pan, any pan will do–just keep an eye on how thick your bars are.
Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper. This will help you get the granola bars out after you shape them.
Cover the mixture up with another piece of parchment paper, and begin rolling the bars flat. You can use a can of soda if you don’t have a rolling pin that will fit inside the pan.
After your granola mixture is nice and flat, throw the top piece of parchment away and use the bottom one to lift out your granola onto a cooling rack.
Push the granola into a nice firm square on all sides, then let it sit and harden for at least an hour.
Cut your granola bars. I use a pizza cutter.
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