Easy to follow and full of nutty and chocolate flavor, Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are sure to please everyone in your family!
This is my first attempt at making granola bars and I must say it was way easier than I anticipated. These are great to have on hand for breakfast or a quick snack. I think kid’s will fall in love with these. The best part is these are made in the microwave! Super simple!
These definitely are healthier than store bought granola bars because natural ingredients such as honey, maple syrup, oats and nuts are used to make these decadent granola bars. No high fructose corn syrup or preservatives, that’s right, NONE. That is what makes Chocolate Chip Granola Bars so special and delicious! Enjoy!
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, plus 1 tsp.
- 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 1/4 cups rice cereal
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus 4 tbsp.
- Add coconut oil, brown sugar, honey and salt to a 2 quart microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high power. Stir the mixture. Microwave for another 1 minute and 30 seconds on high power. Blend in vanilla and cinnamon, then add in the oatmeal, rice cereal and pecans. Mix to combine. Firmly press mixture into a baking sheet. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips and press into bars. Transfer to freezer and chill 10 minutes, then remove. Microwave 4 tbsp. of chocolate chips and 1 tsp. coconut oil on high for 30-40 seconds, drizzle this on top of the bars. Place back in freezer for 10 minutes, remove and cut bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Adapted from Cooking Classy.