Made with almond butter, almonds, and dark chocolate chips, these granola bars are delicious as a treat or snack!
It seems that I’ve been on a granola bar kick recently. Last week it was Cranberry Cinnamon, and this week it’s Almond Butter Chocolate Chip.
I was actually going to wait until next week before posting the recipe for these Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, but I like them so much that I decided to share them now!
For the record, I am actually typing this post on my phone at the moment, and I’ve decided that writing a blog post on a phone is not something I would recommend. Yesterday evening it was raining at our house, and suddenly there was a flash of lightning and a loud crash, and our poor modem let out a quiet *pop* as it died a painful death. So we held a brief funeral (kidding), I ran out to get a new modem this morning, and now I have been on hold for 30 minutes to get it activated. This is the second time in the last two weeks. I’m laughing a little bit because it’s so ridiculous.
Anyway… Oh, wait! Someone just came over the line. Be right back, everyone.
*insert 45 minutes of silence while Katherine tries to get internet working*
Success! Katherine has returned to her laptop.
Let’s get to the granola bars!
In my post about the Cranberry Cinnamon Granola Bars, I stated that they were my new favorite. Well, no longer. I mean, they’re still great, but this Almond Butter Chocolate Chip version is even better.
Besides the fact that they are crazy delicious, these granola bars are no-bake, and can be thrown together in about 15-20 minutes (plus cooling time).
Yay! I think it’s time for a snack, don’t you?
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup whole cane sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Lightly grease a 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together oats, chocolate chips, and almonds.
Combine honey, whole cane sugar, and butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low to medium heat until butter is melted, stirring frequently. Once butter is melted, allow mixture to come to a boil. As soon as mixture starts boiling, set a timer for 2 minutes and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Immediately stir in almond butter until melted. Add in vanilla.
Add almond butter mixture to oat mixture and stir until well combined. Press into prepared baking dish. Let cool completely. Cut into bars.
Note: If your bars are a little soft, place them in the refrigerator for a short time and they will harden up nicely.
~K in the Kitchen