Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars

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Crisp, chewy, and chocolate-y granola bars straight from your own oven! Why buy mediocre-tasting packaged ones full of junk and unknown ingredients? These contain my two favorite ingredients, chocolate and coconut. This recipe is easy to customize and swap out for your favorite ingredients.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch square pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup flax seed meal

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • ¼ cup chia seeds (Optional)

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Spread rolled oats, flax seed meal, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, and chia seeds onto a baking sheet.

  3. Toast oats mixture in preheated oven, stirring every 5 minutes, until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.

  4. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  5. Combine honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, coconut extract, ground cinnamon, and salt together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir cocoa powder into the honey mixture until dissolved.

  6. Mix toasted oat mixture and the honey mixture in a large bowl and stir until the dry ingredients are coated; spread into the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer.

  7. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

  8. Cool bars in pan for 10 minutes, immediately cut into squares, and remove from pan.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is very versatile. You can add dried fruits, chocolate chips, or other grains and spices.

The sweeteners are interchangeable as well. My favorite combo is half raw agave nectar and half maple syrup, but you can even use maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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