This Healthy Chewy Granola Bar Recipe is made with wholesome, simple, pantry essential ingredients! Loaded with chocolate chips and so tasty!
PIN Healthy Chewy Granola Bar Recipe
I’m just going to put this out there into the world:
This is the best granola bar recipe.
There. I said it.
I typically try not to call anything the best ever (and you know I fail at not doing that) because I don’t want to get everyone on planet Earth’s hopes up B-U-T, in this scenario? THE HOPES WILL BE MET.
Unless you don’t like honey. But we will talk about that in a second.
I’m usually not a huge granola bar person. I told you in the protein bars review that I’m more of a protein bar snacker and I always have homemade paleo protein bars on hand. BUT, I know it’s back to school and you probably need some kind friendly snacks.
So, I went back to my youth (in my head. Not in real life. I can’t time travel) and remembered that I used to LOVE Quaker chewy chocolate chip granola bars. Honestly ate one every day for like 5 years? I dunno but they were just SO GOOD.
Sweet. Kinda salty. SUPER chewy and CHOCOLATE CHIPS. I mean, what more could you ask for?
And so, I remade them into these EASY homemade granola bars.
That are just as sweet. Just as chewy and have JUST as many chocolate chips. PLUS they are made with more natural and wholesome ingredients and are STUPID easy to make. Also, you probably have ALL the ingredients in your pantry RIGHT NOW which is, uhhh, a HUGE WIN.
Healthy homemade granola bars that you can have right NOW? YES PLEASE.
But, we do need to chat about the honey situation going on in these bars because, just going to be straight up with you, the flavor is strong.
Now personally? Mr. FFF and I LOVE honey and so we really loooooved the honey taste. But, if you’re not super into honey? They may not be for you.
And, no you cannot reduce the honey. I tried and the bars don’t stick together!
Another key player in this healthy chewy granola bar recipe is the kashi Go Lean crunch cereal. This is totally not sponsored it’s just one of my favorite cereals and it adds some SERIOUS crispy texture and yumminess to these bars. Plus, you can find the cereal anywhere.
You may be able to use another small cereal but I haven’t tried anything else so I can’t tell you if it works or if it even tastes good! Just wanted to clear that up.
These bars are delish right out of the fridge, if you like more of a hard chew (does that even make sense?) but I personally prefer them at room temperature because it makes them soft and chewy which is basically my granola bar love language.
Seriously, even if you think you’re making these for your kiddos, there is a VRY VRY solid chance that you might taste one and end up saving them all for yourself.
I’d have zero judgements for you because the sweet honey, spicy cinnamon and chocolatey chip combo is just KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK.
Snack time never tasted do good!
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Healthy Chewy Granola Bar Recipe
- Line the bottom of an 8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides.
- In a large pot, bring the butter, honey, coconut sugar and molasses on high heat. Once boiling, boil until it just begins to thicken - about 45 seconds to a minute.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla until well mixed. Finally, stir in all the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips until everything is coated.
- Press the mixture VERY FIRMLY into the prepared pan (I find using SLIGHTLY damp hands works super well) and then sprinkle with the chips, lightly packing them in.
- Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1-2 hours.
- Slice and DEVOUR! **
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS:7 POINTS+: 4. OLD POINTS: 3
(per 1 bar, based off the recipe making 12)
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