Who doesn't love granola bars?  I always used to like them better than candy bars, but they literally are like candy bars when it comes to one's blood sugar.  


These remind me so much of granola bars.  I think you will agree.  No need for oats in these bars. Rather addictive!  Yet, I was able to control myself as one or two squares is very satisfying.

11/2 cups Planters® mixed nuts (375 mL)
1 egg
1/2 cup peanut butter* (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/2 cup (125 mL)
1/3 cup powdered erythritol (75 mL)
1 tbsp imitation honey** (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In food processor, process nuts until coarsely chopped.  Set aside in a bowl.  Add chocolate chips to food processor and process briefly until coarsely chopped.  Add to bowl with chopped mixed nuts. 

In food processor, process egg, peanut butter, liquid sweetener, erythritol, imitation honey and vanilla extract.  Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.  Turn out into an 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish.  Bake 10 minutes.  Score into 4 x 5 bars and bake another 5 minutes or until turning golden brown.

Helpful Hints: *I used Skippy® natural creamy peanut butter, and **Honey Tree® imitation honey (uses maltitol) from Walmart. Netrition online has one called Nature’s Hollow® which uses xylitol as a sweetener.

Yield:  20 bars
1 bar
111.7 calories
3.6 g protein
8.9 g fat
0.6 g fiber
2.1 g net carbs 

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