These White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars are an easy way to start out the day with homemade goodness. The chewy granola bar recipe is perfect for breakfast or for after school snacks.
Other homemade granola bars you might love are these strawberry granola bars or these no bake M&M bars.
Right now I am sitting inside all toasty warm with my space heater. Outside the weather is frightful. We are under a winter storm warning with a severe wind chill warning.
Everything has shut down around here for the day and possibly for the day tomorrow.
Our kids are excited that another day has possibly been added to their winter break...little do they realize that just means another day somewhere else.
We spent the past week visiting friends and family in Pennsylvania. Then we started to get texts and messages about the impending snowmaggedon that was headed to our area.
It was in our best interest to get home before that mess started. 10 hours later we pulled in to see nothing.
But the radar was showing a big blue blob headed our way, so I headed to the grocery store to pick up some necessities like bread, milk, eggs, dinner stuff, and some chocolate chips, caramel, and cherries. The family needs to eat, and I need to be able to stick to my goal of lots of baking.
Everyone in our area must be scared to death of being snowed in for weeks. The grocery store was barren!!! Even the produce section was severely picked over.
Really? Everyone stocked up on broccoli and salad for snacking on while snowed in? I guess it is still pretty early in the year. Good for everyone for sticking to those healthy eating goals in the event of snow doom!
I had to search a little, but I was able to find all the items on my shopping list. I didn't stock up with a month's supply of food. In fact, if we get snowed in for longer than 3 days our kids will be eating rice for all their meals.
My husband keeps forgetting he bought rice the last time he did grocery shopping. I think there are now 4 boxes in the cupboard. I better start thinking creatively on how to use some of that in our meals.
As the snow comes down, I am headed to the kitchen to bake a few things today. Baking = help keeping the house warm while we are under these severe weather conditions.
One thing on my list is another batch of homemade granola bars. These bars are so easy to put together and so easy to adjust to your taste. I love going through my cupboards and coming up with fun new flavors using the base from these Caramel Oatmeal Bars.
These bars are full of coffee and caramel flavor. I used some white chocolate cappuccino mix, some coffee extract, and caramel baking bits. Feel free to use hot chocolate mix and vanilla extract if you do not like coffee in your treats. Everyone in our family loves coffee though, so you can imagine how quickly these bars disappeared. My kids love to eat them for breakfast and snacks.
Bring it on winter! We are ready to see what you can do. Well, as long as I can stay inside.
More caramel desserts you may like:
- Caramel Apple Granola Bars
- Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
- Caramel Macchiato Gooey Cake Bars
- Milky Way Cheesecake Cookie Bars
Wendy | Around My Family Table
These look amazing! I love just about anything with white chocolate...yum!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
So hilarious! Our grocery store is tiny so I didn't even bother. I'll let the old ladies hoard their eggs and bread. I went to the next town over and stocked up on chocolate and chips and salsa. And in a funny ironic twist we *did* run out of eggs this week because my oldest son decided he is obsessed with hard boiled eggs this week. 😉
Shawn @ IWYD
These look fabulous Jocelyn! I love white chocolate and caramel!
Oh my gosh, living on the cape our weather has gotten so insane storm-wise.
As much as I love living by the sea, it's getting really dangerous, water-wise and paying for home insurance-wise!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
I can't imagine the intense mega storm outside your house right now!! Even thinking about it makes my teeth chatter but I'm sure that's nothing to you guys! Thankfully you guys have these scrumptious, chewy granola bars! Sending warm hugs your way!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
White chocolate and caramel? I'm coming right over! Wait! Actually, you need to come to Sacramento so you can get warmed up 🙂 We'll make some of these fabulous bars together!
oh wow... you have me drooling once again! 🙂 Too funny on the produce department being bare... I think I need to make these asap!
It's so crazy to see the rest of the country with crazy weather. We are used to it here in Utah, but it's been not that crazy here!! I still want to hunker down inside with a batch of these granola bars!!
Saw this on Google+ and had to come over and read the recipe! I fell in love with it and all of the other delicious sweets that you shared! If I lived in your area, I would have stocked up on broccoli! Yeah, I am crazy like that. I don't know if you link to parties or not, but I would love it if you would share this and some of your other recipes at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. It is live right now! I am pinning and then will get in the kitchen!
Laura@baking in pyjamas
These are inducing my sugar craving way to early on in the day. Saving for sure! Hope your not snowed in for too long, I can't imagine it being that cold.
Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe
You had me at caramel!
Christi @ Love From The Oven
These look so good. They combine so many incredible flavors! Stay warm, here in Phoenix i can't even imagine what that weather is like!
We had a storm and Winter break was extended by two days. When I went to the grocery store to do my regular shopping, I couldn't even find a spot. I seriously had to park in another parking lot...i should have just went home but I grabbed just a couple of essentials and headed out of there. It was like a mob scene!
Those bars look delicious! I actually just made some homemade granola bars. I definitely will be adding these to my list. Yum!
Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
I am a sucker for homemade granola bars. They taste so much better than the store bought ones! The weather is frightful here as well (-45 degree windchill)…wish I had one of these babies to warm me up! 🙂 Pinned!
This looks fantastic! I wish I had the energy to do some baking in my kitchen right now. I hope you had a great visit in Penn and that you got home safely!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
mmmm homemade goodness indeed! One of my resolutions is definitely to eat better, and with these granola bars I wouldn't even have to try very hard heehee! 😀 They look stunning, Jocelyn!
Around here we always run out of eggs, milk and bread if the weatherman mentions even the TINIEST chance of snow!! Drives me so crazy. My husband would love these granola bars in his lunch!!