These Whoppers Granola Bars are the perfect after school snack for your children. Homemade granola bars are a great way to cut costs when making treats.
These chewy homemade granola bars are filled with chopped Whoppers and then drizzled with chocolate and more candy.
Talk about amazing!!! I seriously couldn't stop sneaking bites.
Luckily for me (and my jeans), I have three kids who come home ravenous from school every single day. And they know that mom has this crazy sugar gig going on, so there is almost always something delicious waiting on the stove for them to munch on when they burst through that kitchen door.
Thank goodness for them saving me from chowing down on all the bars.
I know these have all sorts of candy in them and chocolate drizzled on top, but I like to think that homemade granola bars are a little bit healthier than those hard pre-packaged ones you can buy at the store.
At least I know what I have put in them. Please don't burst my bubble and tell me I am sugaring up my children every day. They eat plenty of veggies and fruit every single week, and they are active in sports. Moderation is the key here.
These homemade granola bars are nothing like the store bought ones. Clearly!
You start with a sugar and butter base. Sounds good so far right? Then add in the basics, like eggs, flour, and oats. This is when you can start to have fun with the recipe.
I use this base for all my bars. It is fun to see what you can create. These Caramel Oatmeal Bars have caramel bits and potato chips in them. So think outside the box and add in your favorite candies or snacks. I have a few more versions to make before the school year is over.
Or just make these Whoppers Granola Bars and watch your kids smile when they get home from school. Just don't do any taste testing before the kids get there...you might decide to hide the bars and pull out the apples for the kids to munch on while you hide in the closet with your new granola bar BFF.
Looking for more after school snacks:
All three of our kids recommend these easy recipes.
- Apple Nachos
- Raspberry Hot Chocolate Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter Granola Bites
- No Bake Chocolate Granola Bar Bites
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup malt powder (like Ovaltine)
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups quick oats
- ¾ cup chopped Whoppers candy
- 1 cup miniature marshmallow bits
- ¼ chocolate chocolate melts
- ½ cup chopped Whoppers (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and mix again.
- In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, malt powder, and oats. Slowly add to the butter mixture.
- Gently stir in the candy pieces and marshmallow bits by hand.
- Spread the batter in a greased pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into 32 small squares.
- Melt the chocolate according to package directions. Spoon into a plastic bag and cut the tip off one corner.
- Drizzle over bars and top with extra chopped candy. Let set. Store in a sealed container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.