Granola Garbage Sticks

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Makes:
8 servings
Serving Size:
1 bar
Yields:
8 bars
Prep:
25 mins
Chill:
15 mins
Stand:
15 mins
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Granola Garbage Sticks

Ingredients
3/4
cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3
cup honey
3
tablespoons butter
3
tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2
cups granola, large clusters broken up
1/2
cup dry roasted sunflower kernels
1/2
cup salted soy nuts
1/4
cup honey roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup peanut butter-flavored baking pieces
1/2
cup dark chocolate baking pieces, melted

Directions

  1. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, honey, butter, and peanut butter. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl stir together granola, sunflower kernels, soy nuts, almonds, and peanut butter pieces. Add brown sugar mixture to granola mixture; toss to combine. Immediately press granola mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Chill about 15 minutes or until firm.
  4. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Place on cutting board; cut into 8x1-inch bars. Transfer bars to a sheet of waxed paper. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Place bars in bag; close bag.

From the Test Kitchen

MAKE-AHEAD DIRECTIONS:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

(Granola Garbage Sticks)
    Per serving:
  • 520 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 12 mg chol.,
  • 190 mg sodium,
  • 69 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 51 g sugar,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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