This granola bar recipe is a homemade version of the typical chewy granola bar, except that it calls for coconut oil. Coconut oil not only lends several health benefits, but it gives these a slightly sweet coconut flavor and a soft, chewy consistency. My girls really like these bars and have told me several times to keep making them. I’ve seen several versions of chewy granola bars but liked this one from FiveHeartHome the best.
I buy the extra virgin coconut oil sold at Costco. It is a large container that lasts forever, and it is much less expensive than the smaller jars that are sold in grocery stores. Several of my favorite recipes using coconut oil are Coconut Sugared Popcorn Made In A Whirly Pop, Healthy Butterscotch Breakfast Cookies, and Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons That Taste Like Brownies.
The granola bars are best kept in an airtight container in the fridge, as they get very soft at room temperature. Be sure to chill the bars before sprinkling the chocolate chips on top, or the chips will melt.
This is a fail-proof recipe that your kids are sure to love! If you try them, I’d love to hear back from you in the comments section of the post. Thanks so much for reading, and stay savvy!
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- In saucepan, melt peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil until smooth.
- Remove from stovetop; stir in oats.
- Press mixture into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper.
- Chill mixture; once chilled, lift from pan with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Cut into bars.
- Keep in airtight container in fridge (or at room temp for softer bars).
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 3213Total Fat 178gSaturated Fat 123gSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 408gSugar 228gProtein 37g