This is not a traditional bar recipe. It can be made with all organic ingredients if you choose. It is packed with healthy ingredients that you are sure to enjoy. All my children comment, 'Mom, I love these things.' These are great for camping, sporting events, or anytime when you need that extra kick of energy topped with chocolate.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil.

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  • Combine the oatmeal, raisins, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, oat bran, flax seeds, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Mix in peanut butter, honey, and melted butter. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate chips over top; refrigerate until hard, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; 16.2 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 189 mg sodium. 36.7 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
i usually dont leave a review when i change the recipe this much but the end product was soooooo good i just had too. i used all the same proportions given but replaced alot of ingredients. i used 1c oats 1c granola cereal. 1/3 chia seeds. 1/4 sesame. 1/2 all bran buds. 1/4 flax seed. i used natural almond and cashew butter. and used 80% dark chocolate. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2010
Mine fell apart when i tried to cut them up. Next time ill try adding some apple sauce or banana as a binder. The flavor is good though. Read More
(10)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
i usually dont leave a review when i change the recipe this much but the end product was soooooo good i just had too. i used all the same proportions given but replaced alot of ingredients. i used 1c oats 1c granola cereal. 1/3 chia seeds. 1/4 sesame. 1/2 all bran buds. 1/4 flax seed. i used natural almond and cashew butter. and used 80% dark chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
i usually dont leave a review when i change the recipe this much but the end product was soooooo good i just had too. i used all the same proportions given but replaced alot of ingredients. i used 1c oats 1c granola cereal. 1/3 chia seeds. 1/4 sesame. 1/2 all bran buds. 1/4 flax seed. i used natural almond and cashew butter. and used 80% dark chocolate. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2009
These are amazingly delicious with tons of flavor and texture. My husband can't stop eating them. The only thing I did different is mix the chocolate chips in with the rest and that was just laziness on my part. It's taken years to find a perfect recipe and this is it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
The jury is still out on this one. They have a nice flavor to them. The only thing I'm not sure about is the chocolate. I thought these would be the perfect snack for my husband when he hikes and bikes but I think the chocolate topping might make them hard to manage. I followed the recipe exactly the only thing I did different is not melt the chocolate chips I just sprinkled them on top of the bars and stuck them back in the oven for a minute then spread them. One less thing to clean. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
I absolutely loved this recipe. You have to grind the flax seeds to get the nutritional benefits from it so I ground them in a coffee grinder. I also used crunchy peanut butter and WAY LESS chocolate chips - I used maybe a handful. I spread the chips on the top of the bars after they cooked then popped them back in the oven so the chips would soften and melt (about five minutes). Then I used a spatula to spread the chocolate around. This is one of my favorite recipes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
Great recipe! I eat these after a workout or while on a hike. I use a variation of dried fruit and I use ground flax seed instead of the whole seeds. I used soy nut butter for peanut butter due to allergies and applesauce instead of oil. Dark chocolate on the top and what a rocking bar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
It was a little too sweet for my taste. The second time I cut back on the honey and added and egg white to help replace the moister and hold it together. I also suggest using flax seed meal or just grind up the flax seed or you will not digest the nutrients from the flax seed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Excellent bars! I feel good giving them to my family since they have a lot of healthy ingredients. I did change it a bit to give the bars a little more protein and I will sometimes eat them after a workout. I added sliced almonds & diced pecans (in lieu of the sesame seeds and raisins) added a scoop of chocolate protein powder (optional) and rather than melting choc chips I just mixed about 6 ounce of mini choc chips in before baking. I bake 15-20 min and they are done! Thanks for the great foundational recipe! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2010
We really like these... I chose this recipe because it doesn't have any flour in it which many other granola bar recipes did have. I used agave nectar instead of honey and chopped walnuts and pecans instead of sesame seeds since that's what I had on hand and it turned out good. These were a little crumbly but had great flavor. I mixed about 3/4 of the chocolate chips in and spread the rest on top. Yum! I'm making again right now! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2010
Mine fell apart when i tried to cut them up. Next time ill try adding some apple sauce or banana as a binder. The flavor is good though. Read More
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