April 16, 2014

Chocolate Granola Bars

Hello there,

I’m so happy you stopped by.  The chocolate granola bar recipe is below, but I wanted you to know that you can also find this recipe along with many others in my free eBook, Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars.  Here’s the link to get it for free.

Now about those chocolate granola bars.


I said chocolate.

And granola bars.

Two of my favorite foods, all wrapped up in one yummy little bar.


Happy snacking!

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  1. I just made these the other day. Very easy to make!! I did find that they tasted too much like honey so I think the next time I make them I will cut back. And I have read some of the comments and will be adding some other ingredients to try as well! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve never liked granola bars of any kind but my kids do. And since I’m always looking for home made alternatives, I was happy when I’ve stumbled over this recepe on Pinterest. Last night I’ve made my first batch and was so happy with the results that I had to make another one, only I’ve added a handfull of dried cranberies. So I let them in the fridge over night and I grabed 1 bar to “test it” at lunch. I cannot tell how delicious this is. It’s everything that the ones from store are not. I think my kids will have some serious competition :) )). Thank you Brandy for this recepe… now I’m on a mission to try others that you have on your blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. Michele Quigley says:

    I love these granola bars just wondered if you have the nutritional facts on them?

    • I only calculated the calories in these granola bars and the count for the entire recipe is 2,640 cal. I cut them up into 10 bars so they are 264 calories each. I didn’t add any wheat germ and I added some extra oats—maybe 1/4 cup more than what the recipe called for.

      • I make something very similar…

        3/4 c. honey
        3/4 c. peanut butter
        3 c QUICK oats (I prefer the QUICK oats, but you can use either)

        Heat the honey, PB and oats and stir until combined. Press in to an 8×8 pan and cover. You can refrigerate or not.

  4. So delicious! I used almond butter, & flax seed due to allergies & they agree amazing!

  5. I also added flax seed and sliced almonds. Yum!

  6. I turned these into lactation bars by adding brewers yeast and flax seed. They turned out great!

  7. I have tried these twice and they are so soft and gooey — taste great but way too gooey. What am I doing wrong? I even tried adding more dry ingredients that second time.

  8. How long will these stay good?

  9. Katie Anderson says:

    I just made these and stuck them in the fridge to cool. I couldn’t stop licking my spoon and scraping the saucepan! Can’t wait to try the finished product!

  10. blessedwithlots says:

    Just came across your blog – 8 BOYS! Wow!!! I have 6 and my house is never quiet. Any tips on keeping toilets cleaned?! .. Just made these chocolate granola bars today and we LOVED them – I used dark chocolate and half steel cut oats, also added 4 T bran flakes. My kids didn’t even notice that I went all healthy on them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. I made a batch of these last night… I put flax in instead of wheat germ and some sliced almonds instead of coconut and they are delicious! I’m glad I only packed myself one to bring with to work otherwise I might have eaten the whole pan! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. I made these a few weeks ago – they were kind of gooey (I only had quick oats on hand, so I think that’s why they were gooey?), but tasted really good. My teenage son brought them to school and his friends loved them and want me to make more! I added sliced almonds to mine, but will try experimenting with pistachios & dried fruit.

  13. I just made my second batch of these. They’re so addictive!!!

    I swapped wheat germ for flax seed and added powdered chia seeds and a bit of vegan protein powder, and a sprinkle of cinnamon this time. Delicious! Thank you for this awesome recipe :)

  14. Marianne Ward says:

    I made these last week and they are great. I couldn’t find wheat germ so I substituted flax seed and I used dark chocolate in the amount specified in the recipe. I just chopped it up and added it to the warm bars so the chocolate would melt. Delicious. They are going to be a freezer staple. Thank you.

  15. These look healthy and wonderful!. Can’t wait to try them :-)

  16. I just made these substituting more Oats for the Wheat germ since I didnt have any. They were so quick and easy to make. I cant wait to taste them! :)

  17. Anthony says:

    Was looking for a healthy granola bar for breakfast evert morning and I found it. I use dark chocolate cocoa instead of chocolate chips. That means no extra sugar and it tastes great. I also use natural peanut butter and unsweetened coconut. I also add in walnuts. After an hour or so, I cut them up and wrap them individually, then put them in the freezer.

  18. Is the wheat germ necessary? I mean, is it a binding agent or anything? I’m allergic, so I didn’t know if I needed a substitute for it or if I could just leave it out altogether. I also shouldn’t have butter… but I might risk that one. ;)

  19. Hi Brandy, Your first step says to melt the butter and the peanut butter over the stove, but the ingredient list doesn’t call for butter. Am I missing something? I’m guessing I just skip the butter, right?

  20. Does the coconut have to be in there?. Not a big fan and i dont have it on hand. Thanks!

    • Nah…You could just leave it out and fill in the rest with more oats. :)

    • Marianne ward says:

      I put the dry ingredients in my food processor and pulse for a few seconds so you don’t know the coconut is in there, but you could just omit it or add extra nuts. They’re delicious either way. Good luck.

  21. I just made these for the first time and they turned out really well! I added in some almonds as well. Someone above said they were a little strong on the honey flavor and I agree. I’ll be making these again, but going a little more to the PB side! Thanks for the recipe!


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