Healthy After-School Granola Bars


I'll usually make a huge batch of these and freeze them, then grab one for a healthy snack.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
32 bars


  • 2 ½ cups oats

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa

  • 1 cup slivered almonds

  • cup chia seeds

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, warmed

  • ½ cup flaxseed meal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread oats, quinoa, almonds, and chia seeds on a baking sheet.

  2. Toast in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  3. Mix peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix in oat mixture, flaxseed meal, and salt until well combined. Press granola mixture into a 12x18-inch baking pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bars set, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake until chocolate is just melted, about 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over bars with a rubber spatula.

  5. Place in the freezer until chocolate is firm, about 20 minutes; cut into bars.

Cook's Notes:

Toasted flax seeds can be substituted for the flax seed meal.

A 9x13-inch baking pan can be used instead of the 12x18-inch pan if thicker bars are desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 205mg 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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