These Granola Garbage Sticks are more like a delicious chewy candy bar.  I love these granola sticks!

Granola Garbage Sticks - Lady Behind The Curtain

These Granola Garbage Sticks are perfect for snacking, an on the go breakfast or taking on hiking trips.  A creamy mixture of brown sugar, honey and peanut butters mixed with granola, sun flower seeds, peanuts, almonds, and peanut butter chips.  All topped with a chocolate drizzle to make these the BEST granola bars I’ve ever had!

Granola Garbage Sticks - Lady Behind The Curtain

Granola Garbage Sticks

Preparation 1 hour 2017-11-19T01:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 2 minutes 2017-11-19T00:02:00+00:00 Serves Makes 8 Bars     adjust servings


  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups granola, large clusters broken up
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4/ cup peanut butter flavor baking pieces
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate baking pieces, melted


  1. Line a 8x8-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan.
  2. Grease foil; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, honey, butter, and peanut butter.
  4. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat, simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. In a large bowl stir together granola, sunflower kernels, peanut, almonds and peanut butter pieces.
  7. Add brown sugar mixture to granola mixture; toss to combine.
  8. Immediately press granola mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Chill about 15 minutes or until firm.
  10. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan.
  11. Place on a cutting board; cut into 8 x 1-inch bars.
  12. Transfer bars to a sheet of waxed paper.
  13. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
  14. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the BHG Food Gifts 2012 magazine.

This recipe is at Lady Behind The Curtain





Granola Garbage Sticks — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Sheryl,
    I can’t wait to make these fabulous Granola Garbage Sticks, we will just love them.
    Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  2. I should never have come here…this is going to ruin my diet! Looks yummy and your photos are great. I’m visiting from Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, these are so yummy, actually the best granola bar i’ve ever made, and I make alot of them!!! I love how chewy, yet firm they are! I changed the ingredients based on what I had, I used homemade granola that had dried cranberries in it, sliced almonds, and Fiber One cereal that was a flake and granola type. I crushed up the flakes a bit, and omitted the pb chips because I only had butter scotch chips ,and I wanted to drizzle that on top. I had to add a cup more granola because mixture was really wet. These are really sweet, so I never drizzled anything on top. Super addictive!!! Thanks a bunch for recipe!! I love these!!! The sugar binder will definitly be my go to for all types of mixtures of all types of granola bars!!

    • Hi Maria,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I love that you can change up the ingredients and they are still DELICIOUS! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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