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Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

This week I made the best Chocolate Chip Granola Bars you have ever tasted… These soft bars are perfect for everyday snacks. They are definitely better than the granola bars from the store!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Every granola bar at the store is terrible. They are either very unhealthy or taste like junk. Companies have recently been trying to make granola bars so healthy that they forget about flavor. These bars have that perfect balance of health and flavor – they are made with white whole wheat flour.

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Recipe

The big granola bar companies have mass production facilities that pump out millions of granola bars. It’s pretty cool to say that you made your own granola bars. Especially ones that taste this good!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

These granola bars can be whatever you want them to be. Add mini M&M’s to make it a dessert. I would suggest replacing the chocolate chips with raisins or dried cranberries for a completely healthy snack. There’s just so much you can do with this recipe! Use your creativity and make something amazing. But make sure to let me know what you end up making!

These granola bars are perfectly soft with just the right chewy texture. Not too sweet, but not too bland either. So if you decide to make these, buckle up and prepare to enjoy a really great snack!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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These granola bars are better than store bought, healthy, and SO easy to make!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
COOLING TIME 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup miniature chocolate chips (plus a few more to sprinkle on top)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in the applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. Stir in ⅔ cup chocolate chips.
  • Scrape the mixture into your prepared pan and use clean hands to pat the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top (if desired).
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for about 20 minutes. Carefully cut into bars (12 or 16, depending on how big you want the bars to be). Then move the bars to a wire rack to let them cool completely. Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature or wrap each of them and freeze until ready to eat. They're great to throw into lunch boxes!
Keyword chocolate chip, granola, granola bars

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Recipe Rating




Sarah

Friday 29th of May 2020

Do the oats have to be cooked or uncooked? Awesome recipe!!

recipeboy

Friday 29th of May 2020

Use the dry oats!

La Torontoise

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Love these bars. I have to host a birthday party and they fit wonderfully in my little son's friends' circle:-) Thank you, Brooks. I wish you a great Easter time.

Genevieve

Saturday 12th of March 2016

For how long can I keep them in an airtight container?

recipeboy

Friday 8th of April 2016

A few days should be good. They freeze well too.

SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen

Thursday 10th of March 2016

These look really good! I love that they don't use peanut or nut butters since we have allergies.  Looking forward to trying them. 

Deana,

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

My daughter is gluten intolerant and I am going to try these with a special gluten free flour blend for her school lunches