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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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites (THM-S)

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I LOVE peanut butter!. You offer me anything with peanut butter in it, and I will most definitely eat it! It’s quite ridiculous the amount of peanut butter I go through in a month, but oh so yummy!!

These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites are simply divine! You can eat up to four of these little guys in one sitting to keep within the Trim Healthy Mama S guidelines; but good luck! They are so addicting! This was the first THM dessert I ever made and was hooked from the beginning, as was my husband and toddler! So without further delay, I give you……

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
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1 cup Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Stevia
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 30 seconds. Add in the next four ingredients. Mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and coat with shredded coconut. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Cover and freeze for at least one hour before serving. You can then transfer to an air-tight container and store in the freezer.

Combine all ingredients except coconut.

Combine all ingredients except coconut.

Roll into balls and coat with shredded coconut.

Roll into balls and coat with shredded coconut.

Place in single layer on cookie sheet, cover, and freeze.

Place in single layer on cookie sheet, cover, and freeze.

Hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think 🙂