Yield: 16 bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Ditch the store bought bars and make your own chocolate chip granola bars at home! Your whole family will love these easy chewy homemade snacks.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup add-ins of choice: nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, etc
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Spread oats on a baking sheet and toast at 325 degrees for about 3 minutes. Remove from oven place in a large bowl.
    2. Line a 9 x 13” pan with parchment.
    3. Combine cereal and add-ins in large bowl with the toasted oats.
    4. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine oil, honey, peanut butter, and molasses. Stir until well combined. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. Once cooled down, pour wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are fully coated. Allow to cool for a few more minutes before folding in chocolate chips.
    6. Press mixture into prepared pan. Place in fridge for at least one hour.
    7. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!

Notes

  • You could replace the honey with maple syrup to make these vegan, however bars will be somewhat crumbly. Reducing the cereal and add-ins to ¾ cup each may help these be less crumbly.
  • Rice Krispies work great for the puffed rice cereal component, but any puffed grain - or really any dry cereal at all - works just fine here.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.