Chocolate Granola No-Bake Bars

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Chocolate Granola No-Bake Bars

CHOCOLATE GRANOLA NO-BAKE BARS

1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
2-1/2 to 3 cups granola (your favorite)
1 C shredded coconut
1/2 C roasted pumpkin seeds
1-1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
1 t vanilla extract

Place the granola, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate chips in a bowl.

Meanwhile, melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over medium-low heat Stir until combined. Add vanilla.

Remove from heat and while hot, pour peanut butter mixture over the granola/chocolate mixture. Stir until chocolate is entirely melted.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and cool in the fridge. When it’s set, cut into bars. Optional: Line the cake pan with greased parchment paper for easy removal of the set bars. Then you can cut them more easily on a board rather than in the pan.

Other optional additions: Add 2 T ground flax meal and/or 2 T lecithin to dry ingredients.

Finished bars will keep for weeks when kept refrigerated in a sealed container. I like to wrap them individually in wax paper or plastic wrap.

When I don’t have granola on hand, I usually substitute mini shredded wheat squares and chopped dates (this is as good or better than my original recipe).

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