Chewy Coconut Cashew Granola Bars
Recipe type: Snack
Total time: 
Serves: 18-36
A chewy, peanut-buttery granola bar - perfect fuel for a busy day.
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp coconut extract
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • ⅓ cup 9-grain cereal (or more oats)
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ½ cup chopped cashews (or your favorite nut)
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and vanilla.
  3. Stir in oats and cereal. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  4. Press evenly into lightly greased 9”x13” pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars (a pizza cutter works great for this).
Make 18 long bars or 36 squares. Toasting the coconut and cashews first heightens their flavor even more. If you have time, place them on a baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes in preheated oven, stirring once or twice.
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