Peanuts, Peanut Flavored Coating (Cane Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Sodium Caseinate [Milk], Soy Lecithin [an Emulsifier], Salt, Natural Flavor), Brown Rice Syrup, Rolled Oats, Rice Crisp (Rice Flour, Cane Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Salt, Soy Lecithin), Evaporated Cane Sugar, Wheat Flakes (Rolled Whole Wheat, Cane Sugar, Salt, Barley Malt Extract), Invert Sugar, Peanut Butter (Peanuts), High Oleic Safflower Oil, Salt, Caramel Added (For Color), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (Natural Vitamin E for Added Freshness).
Contains Peanuts, Milk, Soy, Wheat. May Contain Traces of Tree Nuts.
Even though the bars itself were a bit small (or maybe our stomachs are a bit too big these days?), we thought these Peanut Butter Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars were tasty.
They weren’t overly sweet, though the peanut butter used is definitely sweetened peanut butter (it’s much sweeter than typical PB). They also packed a good crunch and an even texture – thanks to the puffed rice. Plus, the granola/oatmeal made us feel like we were getting some added fiber.
But let’s be real, calling them “granola bars” seems like a bit of a misnomer. They are more of a healthy-ish treat. If you’re looking for a truly nutritious in-between-snack, these bars may not be for you. If you want an alternative to a candy bar – maybe.
Have you tried these granola bars from Trader Joe’s? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!