These Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars are quick and easy to make and delicious. You may never buy granola bars again.
Why are we Making Pretzel Granola Bars?
You can just pick up a box of these at the store right? And pretty Cheaply. At least I thought so, but it seems like granola bars are getting more and more expensive. And these were so easy to make that I may have changed my mind about buying them. And good too. Bonus, you probably have this stuff sitting in your pantry, so if it’s getting late and you want to have a couple pretzel granola bars to pack for an epic bike ride in the morning, you’ll be covered.
Summer is Nearly Here!
Is it just me, or is there a white sand beach with crystal clear waves calling out because it seriously needs a beach chair and a mai tai in it these days? I think it has a lot to do with the end of school and summer vacation season kicking off… you know, even though I don’t have kids.
Speaking of not having kids…. the puppy has been hilarious lately. We were giddy with how docile and mellow he was. Haha! Tricked us. His newest phase is eating frogs… It’s gross. It doesn’t end well (for the dog or the frog) and we feel horrible about it. This week, our puppy is in the lead for worst pup. Time for everyone else to step up the game.
We’ve recently discovered that the better you get at mountain biking the longer your rides become. The longer they become, the more you are running around later in the day smelling of all things gross from the woods trying to shove sweet potatoes in the cart and get through the Sunday afternoon market madhouse to get back to previously mentioned pup to see what else he decided to nibble on. Yep, the moment you know you are into it. Walking around the market in mud covered spanx smelling like horse poo not giving a hoot because well, what you just did was pretty rockin.
Mainly because you really want to get home to edit the adorable photos you snapped Friday night! Because you know I have gone full on legit with this whole picture taking thing? Oh, no.. I guess I should post about that. (don’t worry, I am toootally going to be posting about that).
Back to the Granola Bars!
In the mean time, check out these amazing chocolate pretzel granola bars. I can’t have them right now because of the uber diet Handsome and I are on… We will talk about that later. But I think you should make them anyway. Devour them. Then make another batch and devour them for me.
Now that I have you making your own granola (win win), here are some more variations to give a try.
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- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/2 teas vanilla
- 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup chocolate rice cereal
- 3/4 cup pretzel pieces, crushed
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, add the honey and butter and stir until butter has melted. Remove from heat and Whisk in the brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and cocoa powder.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, cereal and pretzel pieces. Pour the butter mixture over top and stir to combine. Make sure to fold a few times so that everything is coated.
- Press the mixture firmly into the prepared baking dish and place in fridge to set at least 1 hour before slicing into bars.
- Lodge STW13RCT33 Stoneware Baking Dish, 9" x 13", Blue
- Cuisinart 719-16 Chef's Classic Stainless Saucepan with Cover, 1 1/2 Quart
- Ultra Cuisine 100% Stainless Steel Wire Cooling Rack for Baking fits Half Sheet Pan – Cool Cookies, Cakes, Breads - Oven Safe for Cooking, Roasting, Grilling - Heavy Duty Commercial Quality
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 226 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 131mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 4g