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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars {Copycat Quaker}

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 by 8 inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper and spraying with nonstick spray. This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan to cut them later.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey together. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring it to a gentle simmer and let it bubble away for a 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla extract. Then remove it from the heat to cool slightly.
  3. Spread out the old fashioned oats onto a baking sheet, and toast them in the oven for 3-5 minutes. Watch closely for the oats to turn golden brown and then take them out right away. This step will just enhance the flavor.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the toasted oats with the puffed rice cereal and salt. Pour the slightly cooled honey mixture over the oat mixture, and stir to coat.
  5. If the granola mixture is not longer hot to the touch, stir in the chocolate chips. Press the mixture into the pan firmly using another piece of parchment paper so they won’t stick to your hands. Chill for an hour in the fridge to make crisp lines when you cut them, and then wrap up with plastic wrap and store at room temp.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg