Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

    40 minutes

    A chewy and tasty bar with a scattering of chocolate chips makes this a great snack. The chewiness comes from a combination of stewed apples and golden syrup.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1/2 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup peanut butter
    • 5 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 1/2 cup stewed apples
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 3 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
    • 1/2 cup cheerios
    • 2/3 cup wheat germ

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. In a large bowl stir together the brown sugar, peanut butter, golden syrup, stewed apples and vanilla.
    3. In a separate bowl stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, Cherios and wheat germ.
    4. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared baking dish.
    5. Bake or 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until slightly golden. Cool in the dish on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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    I had to change my previous review because now I love these! I use 5 TBSP honey instead of corn syrup and I also add a few TBSP of ground Flaxseed. If you make these and they come out too crumbly, try adding more peanut butter. I don't use marshmallows, but add 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds and 1 cup choc. chips. I make these so much that I had to start buying the ingredients in bulk at costco! I have a 14 lb bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!  -  20 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have tried every granola bar recipe on searching for a flexible, adaptable snack bar, that is enough like store-bought that my kids will eat them, but which is still better for them (sugar/bad fat-wise). THESE ARE A SUCCESS! I used mini-chocolate chips and chopped nuts in 1/2 the batch, and white chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cranberries in the other 1/2. I baked each seperately in a 11x7 pan and they turned out great--not too dry, chewy, and held together well.  -  12 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I would like to thank you for this recipe. I have made many different versions of it. . . I have about 20 flavors so far and have tried several, I make a new one each week. I vary the ingredients considerably, but your recipe was the inspiration. I like the high protein in this bar. It sticks with you.  -  02 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)