My kids and hubby are loving these chewy granola bars made with wholesome ingredients. I’ve been making these ahead of time and freezing them in quart size bags to keep them fresh. I’ll pull out about six a day and thaw to pack in lunches although the toddlers are enjoying these for breakfast. Isn’t it awesome to know you can make a freezer bag of chewy granola bars in about fifteen minutes prep time?
Kitchen Tip: I re-use my same bag each time and refill with another batch of granola bars. I also harden my bars in the freezer before removing (about thirty minutes), specifically if the chocolate chips are gooey like the picture above.
This recipe can easily be doubled and pressed into a 9×13 pan. It will yield 24 bars doubled.
Granola Bars (slightly adapted from Super Healthy Kids)
Yield: 12 bars
- 2 Cup Oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup honey, plus 2 Tablespoons
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients well with a mixer (they tend to look dry; keep mixing until mixture is combined well) and press into sprayed 8×8 glass pan. Press with the back of a rubber scraper until dough forms with pan.. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until edges are browned. Take out and let cool entirely. Cut into 12 bars and store in a freezer bag until ready to pack for lunches or snacks. Thaw the morning of a school day or thaw for 24 hours when consuming entire bag.
What snacks do you freeze for your family?