Perfect for on-the-go, these chewy granola bars are full of warm pumpkin spices and just the right amount of chocolate.
I love snacks, pumpkin and chocolate so it is no surprise I found a way to combine them all into one delicious bite. After a recent trip to a big box store looking for snacks, I made the mistake of reading the ingredient labels and couldn’t find a single one without corn syrup, modified food starch or a million other bizarre words I couldn’t pronounce. :)
My husband packs a lunch for work every day and my two year old is hungry around the clock so I love having a healthy, homemade sweet treat around the house that is ready to go when they need it. The little creature growing inside of me is also hungry all the time so I like stashing these in my car or diaper bag so that I don’t have to rely on over priced store bought snacks or the $3.00 Luna Bar I recently purchased at my gym after a post-workout dizzy spell. (Whoops!)
What have you been adding pumpkin to lately?? I’d love to hear from you!
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients: oats through ground cloves.
In a medium bowl, whisk wet ingredients: pumpkin through vanilla. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Stir chocolate chips into the mixture then pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let bars cool completely before slicing.