Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars.
Here… have one of these. I made them just for you.
Okay… and me.
But at least I know how to share.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars
[inspired by my little Clif bar addiction]
makes one 9 x 13 pan
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice cereal
1 cup crushed salted pretzels
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon honey (agave should work too)
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine oats, flour, puffed cereal, pretzels, brown sugar, peanuts, and flaxseed, and stir to combine. Add in peanut butter, and mix with a spoon to break it up and create a “dough,” mixing it in as much as you can for at least 5 minutes. Mix melted butter with vanilla extract and add to dough, then mix. Add in honey and stir to moisten completely. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and press the dough into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove and let cool completely before cutting – there may be minimal crumbling but they should hold together completely. If you find they are crumbling, stick them in the fridge to chill for a few minutes and try again.
I accept compensation in the form of Louboutains, good Chardonnay and Godiva. Oh… and your love.
173 Comments on “Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars.”
I’m on this really bad kick of eating a take 5 everyday… I really don’t need to eat a candy bar EVERY day. I think I need to make these granola bars as a way to control my chocolate, pretzel obsession!
oh man I love take 5’s. haven’t had one in forever! maybe i’ll buy them “for the kids” for halloween trick or treating. :)
These look soooooooo good! :)
Yum – these babies look like my kinda thing! I have a slight Clif bar addiction too! :)
Where’s the bacon? I thought for sure there’d bebacon in these.
I don’t know, peanut butter, pretzels, chocolate and bacon sound like they all go together like their one happy married couple or quartet, rather.
They look good. Glad you “shared”.
Good grief!!! My high school English teacher would be irate with me right now for not leaving spaces and using their for THEY’RE.
Ok, I’m good now.
Thank you so much for sharing. I also am a huge addict of the clif bar pb&p mojo… Just had one a few hours ago for breakfast, but will be making these myself very soon!
I ate those pretzel Cliff bars like it was my job during my first trimester. Now that I have more energy I should make my own! Great recipe.
Looks completely delicious! I have to admit I much prefer my granola bars sans fruit so this looks perfect for me.
Are you okay today? Feeling alright?
There are no quips, no wittisisms (is that even a word?), no burnt fingers, no husband stories. I am hoping you are just tired and ready for Friday, and do not have any of the bugs that are floating around right now.
I like the look of these bars- I am SURE they have to be healthy! It has peanut butter for protein.. rolled oats (grain)wheat flour and flax seed (? girl are you trying to kill us here?)
Thank you for always sharing (again).
Okay. I know I’m always talking about texture, but these. Seriously. The perfect combination of chew and crunch. Oh my….
THANK YOU for sharing!!! These look amazing!!!
how perfect – i have just 1/4 cup flour left and a whole bunch of chocolate chips, oats, and pretzels!
I have that pretzel brownie recipe of yours bookmarked and I think about how I need to make it every single day. Now I have another pretzel creation of yours to add to that yummy (2 item) list.
Aaand I’ll gladly give you my love and bring some good Chardonnay along with me.
I can only afford the wine and chocolate for these granola bars. Those look so good! That is one of my favorite Clif bars as well. I’ve made something similar to them but I think you got it right on the ball!
I love clif bars!!! The peanut butter toffee one is my fave. These looks so good!
Umm yum! I could eat granola bars for every meal!
looks wonderful.. and healthy! :-)
Yum Yum Yum! Live chocolate and pretzels and everything else you included :)
Love* well I guess live could work too Hehe
DARNIT! These are perfect for tomorrow’s football tailgate! But I made chocolate zucchini muffins already =( Vegetables, ptooey. (Okay, so ya can’t actually TASTE the vegetables, but still. I’m pouting.)
Our love? Oh, you already have that.
*love* Great post, looks delicious. And great job on the pictures, they really add motivation to make them!
Thanks for sharing.
I’ve been looking for a good granola bar recipe. I’ve tried two with semi-decent results, but maybe this one is just what I’ve been looking for!
WHOA! These look sooo good. I never thought to put pretzels and granola together. I think it’s a good idea.
Pretzel sticks dipped in slighty warmed peanut butter is one of my favorite snacks! Yummm.
Oh by the way, I’m really thinking you should start writing your blog posts using this font:
Just sayin :P
Ha! I definitely should.
Clif Bars are the JAM. Must make these.
I eat Clif bars by the dozen and I eat candybars so fast, sometimes I forget to take the wrapper off! They’re still good though. Maybe making these bars will help me eliminate my muffin top and stop my leggings from ripping when I sit down.
I am a biiiig fan. Love the pretzels!
Mmmm, I love you. Thanks.
Oohh, this looks fantastic!! I want to marry your recipes.
Yummmm!!! I happen to have all the ingredients except ground flaxseed….any chance I could just skip it? Would these still work??
Yep – skip it! Maybe add a little more flour if needed.
They turned out great. The only thing is I’m the only one eating them. Half the pan in one weekend…woops! Thanks :)
Mmm salty and peanut buttery? Perfect.
oh my word, these look divine!
I love that first picture!
Now those are my kind of granola bars!!
You’ve now posted two items in a row that my husband, on any given day, would kill for; but particularly now that he is on a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. The most tragic thing about this unfortunate situation: he is actually underweight for his height, and his problems stem purely from genetics! I’ll have to keep these around for when his numbers get lower. :)
wowzers! these look delicious!
Loving the salty/sweet thing you got goin on here!
this post is great. short, to the point, cute, and they look yummy, yummy, yummy :) ok. another set of ingredients for tomorrow’s grocery list :) thanks!
Best way to start a post ever.
“You look hungry.”
I know we just met and it may be too soon to say this, but–
I LOVE YOU for posting this recipe.
Cannot wait to make these. YUMMMMMMMMM
my 3 year old loves you too!
I love this blog! Absolutely my favorite out there! Nice job!
Those look so good! Now the chocolate covered pretzels I’m eating for lunch feel inferior…
ha, I offer those same forms of payment to my husband. nada. ps. I love that first image. something about it, I don’t know, it’s awesome.
These sound really healthy and look delicious. Love how portable they are too for taking to work or school. And of course, the salt and sweet is my fave!
The “dough” almost didn’t make it into the oven. Delicious! As I was making them I had the thought that the dough could be folded into ice cream a la Ben and Jerry’s.
You help to satisfy my salty, pretzely cravings! Thank you!! :-)
So, I accidentally spilled some salt on theses after they were done. You should accidentally spill some salt on them too! :)
These are amazing – you are an absolute genius! I love those Clif Mojo bars and these taste almost exactly like them. I used coconut oil instead of the butter – they turned out a little crumbly but taste awesome!
This week, I looked at a bag of onions and thought, “I need to find a recipe for French Onion soup.” The next day, you had a recipe up for – my favorite – the crockpot. Then I had my first ever Clif bar and wondered if I could find a recipe for that. ummm…the next day…you had a recipe for them.
You’re the best!
And thanks for the post about your daily schedule with blogging – that was interesting.