Yield: 16 bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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

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.


  • 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


    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!


  • 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:



Serving Size:


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.

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