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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

225 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 103.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2015
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 depending on whether you want chewy or crunchy, you can modify as you like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2015
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 depending on whether you want chewy or crunchy, you can modify as you like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2015
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 and adding an extra cup of oats without increasing liquid portion of recipe to produce granola clusters (for cereal or yogurt) vs. granola bars. I also threw in a few handfuls of fresh cranberries and they added a nice tartness into the light sweetness of the rest of the granola. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
Came out great!!! Read More