White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 bars
Easy homemade granola bars made with caramel bits and cappuccino drink mix. These are perfect for snacking on any time of day.
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons coffee extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup white chocolate cappuccino mix (in the hot choc/coffee aisle)
1 cup caramel bits (in the baking aisle)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, extract, and salt and beat again. Pour in the oats and cappuccino mix slowly until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the caramel bits and mini chocolate chips by hand.
Press the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Let cool completely.
Cut into 12 bars. Place the white chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir until melted and creamy. Heat for 15 seconds more if needed. Spoon into a plastic baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over the bars. Let set. Store in a sealed container.
*Use vanilla extract if you cannot find the coffee extract or if you don’t like coffee flavored treats. *You can also use hot chocolate drink mix in place of the cappuccino mix if you like.