Recipes and Cooking Granola Garbage Sticks 3.0 (2) 1 Review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 6, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 15 mins Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 55 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar ⅓ cup honey 3 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 2 cup granola, large clusters broken up ½ cup dry roasted sunflower kernels ½ cup salted soy nuts ¼ cup honey roasted almonds, coarsely chopped ¼ cup peanut butter-flavored baking pieces ½ cup dark chocolate baking pieces, melted Directions Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. 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. 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. 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. 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. Tips In place of the peanut-butter flavor, we like honey-flavor, maple-flavor, or other flavor granola. In place of the peanut butter pieces, try butterscotch flavor or white baking pieces. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 520 Calories 26g Fat 69g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 520 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 12mg 4% Sodium 190mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 69g 25% Total Sugars 51g Protein 10g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 90.9mg 7% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 228mg 5% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.