'Our children are now grown and gone, but they always look forward to eating these chocolaty treats when they come back home to visit,' relates Lavone Edgar from Nampa, Idaho. Her recipe makes a dozen wholesome bars-enough for the two of you to enjoy and share.

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10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, raisins, wheat germ and sesame seeds. Fold in chocolate chips.

  • Press into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


Editor's Note: These granola bars are best if allowed to stand, covered, for 1 day before serving.

Nutritional Analysis: One bar equals 239 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 65mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (133)

Rating: 5 stars
So yummy! I can't stop eating them! I didn't put the corn syrup in. It's against my beliefs. I just doubled the honey. I also added flax seed instead of sesame and almonds instead of the sunflower and raspberry/chocolate chips. Sooo yummy! I can't wait to make the next batch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I use this site several times a week and this recipe definitely makes my top 5 list. I made two batches for my husband to take to a running race and the team raved about them. He said they were gone in just a couple minutes. Here is what I did different. I ommitted all seeds/raisens. I replaced the corn syrup with organic honey (choc chips provide plenty of sweetness) and also used natural organic peanut butter. Because of the listed ommissions, the first batch came out a little soft so I added 1/8 cup of additional oats to the second batch which gave a more firm bar. Goodbye Owalla. Hello HM Chewy Gran Bars Thank you Lavone. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a great base for a granola recipe. I left out the sunflower and sesame seeds along with the raisin and wheat germ because I didn't have any. But I did add in 1/4 cup of flax seeds and an extra 1/2 cup of oats. Turned out very good, can really smell and taste the peanut butter in them. When pressing mixture into pan make sure you really press firmly that way when you turn them out they won't crumble. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Finally- a nice granola bar recipe. I did make a lot of substitutions but I think the oats, peanut butter and brown sugar is the perfect base. I used honey instead of corn syrup, and it was fantastic! I think that possibly cooking them down first would help them set better. I used dairy free semi sweet bakers chocolate, sweetened coconut and a mix of pecans and walnuts instead of any other things. They were delicious and my picky husband loves them!. I recently tried them in a 9X13 instead of an 8X8 and I liked the results. A little more crispy. 325 for 20min Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I double the recipe for a cake pan...make sure you use buttered hands and press firmly into the buttered pan. I ad craisins, mini choc. chips, and sliced raisins...also I add a bit more peanut butter. Bake 26min. until edges start to brown. Awesome!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a great wholesome treat. I followed the directions but added a little more protein by throwing in some chopped walnuts and almonds. Very delicious!! Thank you!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Our favorite (after trying three other granola bar recipes from this site)! Note: I used the corn syrup and had NO problems with crumbling. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really like these bars. I find that flavor improves each day. On the 3rd day they were absolutely delicious. I substituted dried cranberries for the chocolate chips. Next time I will try using honey in the place of the corn syrup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've been trying out recipes for portable breakfasts for my husband, and these are pretty amazing! Surprisingly sweet, too. My alternates: natural sugar-free peanut butter instead of regular, honey instead of corn syrup (ew + bad for your health), no vanilla as I had none on hand, and instead of seeds, added peanuts. I baked them for 18 minutes, and cooled them; however, they weren't firm enough and many in the middle of the pan fell apart, so I'll try baking them and cooling them longer. But for flavour, these are fantastic. Read More