Granola Garbage Sticks

Granola Garbage Sticks
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 bars


  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 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


  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.


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.


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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

520 Calories
26g Fat
69g Carbs
10g Protein
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.

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