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Healthy Chewy Granola Bar Recipe

This Healthy Chewy Granola Bar Recipe is made with wholesome, simple, pantry essential ingredients! Loaded with chocolate chips and so tasty!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 148kcal
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 1/4 tsp Molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Quick cooking oats (not old fashioned)
  • 3/4 Cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal (broken into small pieces of clumpy) *
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Mini chocolate chip

Instructions

  • 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! **

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Notes

*You could probably use any granola-type cereal here, but I haven't tried so can't confirm.
**Bars are good right out of the fridge, but I like them best after they've been at room temp for a bit as they are nice and chewy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge though.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.1g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 50.6mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 11.5g | Vitamin A: 3.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 0.4mg | Iron: 3.5mg