Chocolate-pretzel granola bars

Salty and sweet come together in this decadent no-bake dessert from Claire Tansey.

Salty and sweet come together in this decadent no-bake dessert from Claire Tansey. 

Chocolate-pretzel granola bars 


  • 1 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup creamed honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup puffed-rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add
1 1/4 cups quick oats, stirring often, until browned, 4 to 5 min.
Set aside.

Stir 1/4 cup each unsalted butter, creamed honey and packed brown sugar in a large saucepan set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir
in oats, 3/4 cup each puffed-rice cereal and chopped pretzels,
and 2 tbsp flax seeds until combined.

Scrape into a greased  8 × 8-in. baking dish. Smooth top, then sprinkle with 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 min. Cut into bars. Let stand at room temperature 5 min before serving. Keeps well, refrigerated in a resealable plastic bag, up to 1 week.

Makes 18 bars | Great source of fibre.

Courtesy Claire Tansey

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Deb Seaton

I tried those granola pretzel bars they were fantastic yum!!!

September 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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