This recipe is an easy, basic bar, great for breakfasts and snacks on the go. It's easily changed depending on what's in your cupboards! Feel free to experiment and add other ingredients like coconut, almonds, or dried fruits. You can also substitute applesauce for the oil to cut calories and fat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Mix oats, walnuts, olive oil, chocolate chips, honey, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Press oat mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan.

  • Place pan in a cold oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake energy bars until heated through, 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Cook's Note:

Wrap energy bars in waxed paper or plastic wrap and store and serve from refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 61.4mg 21% DV; sodium 26.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
I loved this recipe. They were fast and easy and used a lot of the abundant eggs that our lovely hens produce making them economical for our family as well. I used coconut oil instead of olive for fear of a funny taste. We eat these while night skiing and they are great to stick in pockets and take on the lift. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2016
I was expecting the bars to be crisper and even increasing the baking time it still give me the texture I was hoping for. I did add some coconut so that may have made a difference. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
I loved this recipe. They were fast and easy and used a lot of the abundant eggs that our lovely hens produce making them economical for our family as well. I used coconut oil instead of olive for fear of a funny taste. We eat these while night skiing and they are great to stick in pockets and take on the lift. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2014
The recipe was so oily that a rim of bubbling oil formed around the pan. I know it's olive oil but it's hard to say this recipe is "healthy" with so many fat calories. The texture is a bit odd too. Not crispy like you might expect bars to be and the oatmeal stays firm inside an otherwise soft/eggy dough. Also it was a lot of chocolate. I'd suggest using half the amount of chocolate and putting in some dried fruit to up the nutrition and cut the fat/calories/sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2016
I was expecting the bars to be crisper and even increasing the baking time it still give me the texture I was hoping for. I did add some coconut so that may have made a difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2017
These are very good and easy to make but Baking instructions are screwy. If I put this in my oven cold it would be broiled. When My old oven is turned on the top element comes on until it reaches preset temp. after that just the bottom element works. be careful about starting with a cold oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2017
These were great I did use applesauce instead of oil and fewer chocolate chips. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2018
This is a really good recipe! I'm not a big walnut fan so I added an extra half cup oats and an extra half cup chocolate chips to make up for it. Also I substituted sugar free applesauce for the oil my husband actually likes the taste better that way! I did add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I bake it for a full 40 minutes though. Very simple and good recipe. Thank you! I've made it probably 4 times now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
This is an easy recipe for a nice homem made energy bar. You can use the base recipe and mix it up with your favorite dried fruits and nuts. My family loves these they smell like chocolate chip cookies cooki Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2017
I added raisins and peanut butter the residents loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2018
These energy bars are quick and easy to make and much better than the store bars. You can vary the ingredients to get different flavors. Read More