Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars

Granola Bars

I love granola bars. They are a great snack to quickly grab on the go and taste amazing crumbled up with yogurt! However, I find they are quite an expensive snack if you want to buy the good ones. So after trying multiple different recipes I stumbled upon, I finally came up with a great recipe that works for me! Serve them up fresh, and you have a great snack that is soft, chewy, and super delicious! Crumble and freeze, then serve over yogurt, and you are ready to go with a quick easy breakfast!

This recipe is also very adaptable. You can omit the coconut and flax-seed and add in any other nuts, seeds, or dried fruit of your choice. Oh and if making for the kiddos, they may really appreciate chocolate chips! I know my kids sure do!!

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Oatmeal Granola Bars

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Honey
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
1/3 Flax Seed

Cream together first four ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients one at a time. Press into a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan (or a cookie sheet, depending how thin you want the granola bars). Bake at 325F for 18-22 minutes, until edges start to turn slightly brown. Before cutting into bars, firmly press again and allow to cool.

Soften butter and cream together first four ingredients.

Soften butter and cream together first four ingredients.

Mix in remaining ingredients one at a time.

Mix in remaining ingredients one at a time.

Press into a 9x13 or cookies sheet. (I find the best way to do this is with a wet cooking spatula)

Press into a 9×13 or cookie sheet. (I find the best way to do this is with a wet cooking spatula)

Bake for 18-22 minutes at 325F. Press. Cool. Enjoy!

Bake for 18-22 minutes at 325F. Press. Cool. Enjoy!

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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Based on the ridiculous amounts of Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes out there, I think it is safe to say that everyone has different preferences when it comes to cookies. It is difficult to find that one special, go-to recipe that works great for your family. Believe me, I know. I’ve been there. I have gone through countless recipes in search of the softest, chewiest, moistest, simply BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie possible. And I have FINALLY found it!!!! Just the thought of this delicious little cookie makes my mouth water! This chocolate chip cookie is so good, I could literally eat the whole batch in one day!

(I did not have any chocolate chips on-hand so I made homemade chocolate chips, as pictured)

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So without further delay, I give you….THE RECIPE!!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Corn Syrup
1 Egg
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Chocolate Chips

Soften butter. Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by tablespoon-full onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes. Cool cookies on the pan for about 5 minutes. Enjoy ❤

(p.s. this cookie dough is also AMAZING just the way it is before cooking 😉 )

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