Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

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These things have become somewhat of a staple around here.  Caleb loves them in his lunch & they’re great for an afternoon pick-me-up when I start to feel a little…..shall we say…. unmotivated ;).  Because I store them in the fridge or freezer, they’re a nice cool treat on these hot, Summer days too.  Oh, and another bonus, they’re no bake, so you don’t even have to heat up your kitchen to whip these treats up!

I’ll warn you, they are a bit rich & extremely filling, so you’ll want to be sure to cut the bars to a manageable size, especially if you have little ones that will be snacking on them.

Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

2 c. rolled oats

1 c. natural peanut butter

2/3 c. honey

1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 c. wheat germ

1/2 c. sesame seeds

1 c. flaxseed meal

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp real vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together.  Line an 8×12 baking dish {a 9×13 would also work, you’ll just end up with thinner bars} with parchment paper.  Press the granola mixture into the prepared dish, pressing together well so that it will hold together.  Place in fridge or freezer for 3 or more hours.  When the bars have hardened, dump out onto a large cutting board & use a knife to cut into bars.  Store in fridge or freezer.

To serve, eat directly from fridge/freezer or allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften {bars will be very solid from fridge/freezer so they may be hard on the teeth}.

Source: adapted from Money Saving Mom

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