We might still be eating peanut butter and chocolate, but we are pairing it with healthier grains like oats ( over processed foods such as white bread ).
Oats make a healthy grain that is not just a good food for heart, but it is also rich in antioxidants, are extremely nutrient dense and increase the feeling of fullness throughout the day, allowing you to snack less as well!
I shall stop here for my healthy eating talk and get to describing the recipe!It is a very simple mixing of dry and wet ingredients except we will have to do a prior step.
We will have to melt and combine our wet ingredients together at low heat over the stove. This is because the wet ingredients ( such as honey and butter ) do not combine well but they will be able to in the presence of heat ( if you are interested to know the science behind this, feel free to contact me! ).
After the heating, we will have to cool it before adding it to our dry ingredients. This is a MUST! If you do not cool the wet ingredients, it will melt the chocolate chips. Although it will still be as tasty, the bars will look uglier!
For the peanuts, I strongly suggest you to buy those that are already roasted for you. Of course, if you only have or already have unroasted one, just use those. I feel that although while the granola bars spend time in the oven which allows the peanuts to roast, using already roasted peanuts will allow their flavour to shine even more without burning it!