Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Granola Bars
Makes:
32
bars
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
80
minutes
based on 17 reviews
9
The perfect treat for lunch boxes or after school snacks, these high-energy Chocolate Granola Bars are chock full of rice cereal, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Morsels and peanut butter. From the kitchens of Margot LaFontaine of Fort Collins, CO.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions:

GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE morsels, cereal, oats, coconut and sunflower seeds in large bowl.

HEAT honey and butter in small, uncovered saucepan until mixture just comes to a boil; reduce heat. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well combined.

POUR peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir well to combine (morsels will melt). Carefully press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover; refrigerate until firm. When firm, cut into bars. Store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.


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these are quite good and easy

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Stephanie Rivera from TOLLAND, CT

This is a great recipe to make with the kids. It would also be good without peanut butter (if you're not a fan of it) and you can also try different flavor chips.

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    Healthy & delicious!

    GINA DIVITO from Winfield, IL

    I made these for something different to put in my son's lunch. he's a very picky eater, so I wasn't sure if he would like them. He's asked me to make them again! They are delicious!

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    Chocolate Granola Bars

    Anita Collins from Van Buren, AR

    I like doing my own bars for work, instead of buying them, nice snacks for any time too.

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    Too good to be granola!

    Cindy Ruescher from Tyler, TX

    After I made these treats, I put them into a container to take to a group meeting. My son found them and proceeded to eat several before I found him. He said they were so good. I mentioned they were granola bars, and he said they were TOO GOOD to be good-for-me Granola. Then I told him that they really weren't granola and I would make him some more if he'd stop gobbling up my group's treat. Sneaking good stuff into a teenager is difficult.

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    Chocolate Granola Bars

    Helen Townley from Ewing, IL

    These were an absolute "hit" at my house. My son & his family also liked them a lot & have already asked me to make more for them. They are so easy to make & so very good!

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    Yum Chocolate Granola Bars

    patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

    This was easy to make and every good.I make these for my kids and their friends and they just love them.They want me to make them every night so they can have them for breakfast.I definatey will be making them again.

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    Choco. Granola Bars

    Shari Hellman from FINDLAY, OH

    My kids liked these a lot! I made them for lunchboxes, but I think that they may get all eaten up for dessert tonight. I didn't have coconut or sunflower seeds, so I used extra oats. Used 1/2 rolled oats and 1/2 quick oats. But when I make them again I will use more PB and less honey. And maybe milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

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    chocolate granola bars

    c. s. from

    so sweet gobblin' up the hole batch is easy to do, they didn't last long in my home

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    We love these

    nathan shinn from medina, OH

    Are family loves Granola Bars, but these were Unresistable!

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    Chocolate Granola Bars

    faith smith from albion, NY

    I must say these are a very good, healthy and fast snack. My children and their friends love them. I guess I will be making these for the next sleep over and after school meetings. Guess I better stock up. These were a big hit at my home with everyone! Excellent combination of ingredients and easy to though together!!!

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    Great taste!

    Ivan Radusinovic from Sacramento, CA

    Totally unusual recipe (maybe because of rice cereal), but really easy to make! Very good as a sweet snack, familly will love it!

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    Granola Bars

    Debb Knapp from HANOVER, ON

    We are a "no nut products" school. So, we are learning to subsitute ingredients to fit this policy. I took away the peanut butter and added one cup of raisins. This worked out wonderfully. A great lunch box addition!

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    Chocolate Nutty Granola Bars

    ANNA OAKLEY from PAINTED POST, NY

    i doubled the recipe, and I added walnuts, almonds, and raisins. It was very good. I have to eat a lot of protein and it can't have to much sugar in it. So I used no sugar added Peanut Butter, and it was really a good taste. I will be making these again, and my kids never realized that it was good for them

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    Better than Store Bought

    Donna Storan from NY

    I used to purchse energy bars in the store - but these are tastier, and a lot less expensive!

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    Chocolate Granola Bars

    tray sayama from SAN JOSE, CA

    THese were yum! I'm not a big fan of coconut, so I used dried cranberries and raisins. I also substituted soynuts for the sunflower seeds, and they were great! A definite healthy treat. It packs a load of nutrients and energy- great for those on the go!

  •  Star(s)

    these are quite good and easy

    Stephanie Rivera from TOLLAND, CT

    This is a great recipe to make with the kids. It would also be good without peanut butter (if you're not a fan of it) and you can also try different flavor chips.

  •  Star(s)

    Granola Bars

    JACKIE WILSON from CLIVE, IA

    Try using cereal and wheat germ instead of coconut and sunflower seeds. I wrap them up like the store-bought granola bars so the kids can grab one after school.

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    chocolate granola bars

    Gwen Billings from Cove, OR

    with the busy life styles that everyone in leading,this recipe not only is easy but it's one that you can grab and go yet still be having something good for you.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/32 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 32 

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (17% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (1% of DV)
  • Sodium: 30mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

 

Directions

GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE morsels, cereal, oats, coconut and sunflower seeds in large bowl.

HEAT honey and butter in small, uncovered saucepan until mixture just comes to a boil; reduce heat. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well combined.

POUR peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir well to combine (morsels will melt). Carefully press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover; refrigerate until firm. When firm, cut into bars. Store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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