I created these granola bars after many (and I do mean many) tries at creating a granola bar that was low in calories, sugar, yet delicious and satisfying. This is not an easy thing to do considering traditional ‘granola’ is packed with calories and sugar! I can honestly say that I was very excited when these bars came out of the oven and they had a very similar taste to the ‘Quaker Chewy’ granola bars that I love! I also let some of them sit in the oven for a while after I turned the oven off for a more ‘crunchy’ granola bar, and they tasted much like the ‘Nature Valley Oats and Honey’ granola bars!
So you may be wondering, well if they taste just as wonderful as these ‘pre-made’ granola bars, why would I go through the hassle to make my own!?! Well…I specifically created these bars with a high fiber/whole grain cereal and peanut butter, so these bars truly do keep you full for hours! They are also much lower in sugar/calories than any pre-made granola bar out there, and they’re a pretty good size bar for only 101 calories! Oh and did I mention they have chocolate in them? Now tell me what could be better than that!?!