You may or may not know that I am obsessed with muesli. What is muesli you ask? I think of it as raw granola. Basically it is a loose mixture of oats, dried nuts, fruits, seeds, etc. I have made my own versions of muesli and they are tasty but nothing compares to my favorite brand called Seven Sundays. (side note: this is not a paid endorsement, I just really love their product!) Seven Sundays is a small MN based company and I love everything about them. Honestly, if I still lived in the twin cities area I’d be begging to work for them. 😉 . I used to be able to find their muesli at Target but I haven’t seen it sold there in a while. I’m not sure if this is true for every Target or not. Anyhow, I just ordered a large box of muesli off their website and now I have a surplus of muesli. Hence, the need to create a chewy muesli bar.
The other reason I created these babies is because my kids LOVE bars. Pretty much any chewy granola style bar they will gladly inhale. They were dancing around the kitchen when I showed them by large Ziploc bag full of individually wrapped homemade muesli bars this morning. 🙂 These travel great in a backpack for a sweet and satisfying after school snack. They are also mighty good with an iced coffee latte in the afternoon (I speak from personal experience here)!
(Next time I make these I will probably up the muesli to two cups and skip the rolled oats all together but that is just a personal preference. The recipe is great as is.)
- 1 c rolled oats
- 1 c millet puffs
- 1 c muesli (My favorite is Seven Sundays blueberry chia buckwheat flavor)
- 2 Tbls shredded unsweetened coconut
- ¼ c honey
- ½ c brown sugar
- ¼ c coconut oil
- 2 Tbls peanut butter
- ½ tsp salt
- Combine the following dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl: oats, millet, muesli and coconut.
- In a medium sauce pan heat honey, sugar, oil, peanut butter and salt over medium heat. Stirring frequently, bring to a boil and boil for 90 seconds - no more!!!
- Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and stir to coat.
- Place mixture into a greased 9x9 or 8x11 pan and press/spread evenly.
- Allow to cool. Cut bars and wrap individually if desired. Store in an air tight container at room temp for up to a week.