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Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 10 m servings 225
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch square pan)


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  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; 10.8 30.8 4.6 0 103 Full nutrition

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Great recipe. Very healthy granola bar. Everyone loved it. By accident, I let the honey mixture come to a boil, which results in a crunchy granola bar - which my husband quite liked. So dependin...

I really wanted something chocolate but wanted a healthier alternative, so I gave this recipe a try. This granola recipe was pretty good. I modified to my own taste by omitting the brown sugar a...

I love homemade granola bars. And these were wonderful! Loved that they were "lighter" than some others. And the choc/coconut combo was great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Came out great!!!