If you are a fan of the sweet and salty combination, I hope you’ve realized that it isn’t just for desserts! The combination is perfect in snacks, too! These granola bars have just that combination with chocolate, caramel, and pretzels. These three ingredients combine to make a granola bar that tastes as good as a dessert but that is healthy enough for a snack!
While it’s easy to go to the store and buy a box of granola bars, it is easier to make these! They take about 5 minutes total to whip together. If you don’t have the patience to let them set up in the refrigerator, you could just eat them right away! No waiting at stoplights, no finding the shortest grocery line to wait in, and best of all, no unknown ingredients! Oats, flaxseed, and oat bran give these granola bars a nutritional boost, and honey ties everything together. The pretzels give these chewy granola bars a nice crunch when you bite into the chocolate and caramel.
The next time you are wanting something sweet and salty, but you know you shouldn’t have another helping of dessert, quick mix together a batch of these chocolate caramel pretzel granola bars. Your cravings will be satisfied, and you’ll be satisfied knowing that you are snacking on a healthier alternative!
- 1 C quick oats
- 1 C crushed pretzels
- ¼ C oat bran
- ¼ C ground flaxseed
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ - ½ C honey
- ¼ C chocolate chips
- ¼ C caramel bits
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, pretzels, oat bran, flaxseed, salt, chocolate chips, and caramel bits. Add ⅓ C honey and stir until well-combined. If mixture is too dry, add more honey one tablespoon at a time up to ½ cup.
- Press mixture firmly into an 8x8 baking dish that is lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into bars.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
This recipe is linked with Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Tidy Mom, Weekend Potluck, What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.