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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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"These granola bars pack well for mid-day snacks or hiking trips. Vary the ingredients for variety or to make them more wholesome. I make two versions--this one if for my sweet-tooth husband--the other for myself, contains 1 c. dried fruit and nuts instead of chocolate chips and marshmallows. Be creative!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereal rings and wheat germ. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake or 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2008

I had to change my previous review because now I love these! I use 5 TBSP honey instead of corn syrup and I also add a few TBSP of ground Flaxseed. If you make these and they come out too crumbly, try adding more peanut butter. I don't use marshmallows, but add 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds and 1 cup choc. chips. I make these so much that I had to start buying the ingredients in bulk at costco! I have a 14 lb bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2010

maybe I did something wrong, cuz mine were super crumbly. delicious, but crumbly.

Mar 12, 2005

I have tried every granola bar recipe on searching for a flexible, adaptable snack bar, that is enough like store-bought that my kids will eat them, but which is still better for them (sugar/bad fat-wise). THESE ARE A SUCCESS! I used mini-chocolate chips and chopped nuts in 1/2 the batch, and white chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cranberries in the other 1/2. I baked each seperately in a 11x7 pan and they turned out great--not too dry, chewy, and held together well.

Apr 02, 2006

I would like to thank you for this recipe. I have made many different versions of it. . . I have about 20 flavors so far and have tried several, I make a new one each week. I vary the ingredients considerably, but your recipe was the inspiration. I like the high protein in this bar. It sticks with you.

Sep 12, 2005

This recipe is AWESOME! I've made it several times. Once my mother-in-law tasted them at my house, now she asks me to bring these chewy granola to all of our family gatherings! She raves about them to everyone she knows who enjoys healthy foods. The rest of my family loves them too, especially my 3 young boys (age 9, 6 and 3). THANK YOU for your creativity!

Jan 16, 2009

These were so easy to make. The kids absolutely love them and they are way cheaper (and better for them) than the store-bought variety. With todays' economy I need to save wherever I can. We try different add-ins, fruits, nuts, flavors. It's all good.

Apr 30, 2009

Addicting! I did not have quite enough peanut butter, so I topped off the measuring cup with (about a tablespoon) honey. The only other sub I made was to do walnuts instead of marshmallows. They are a little crumbly so next time I will try pushing them into the pan a little harder, to make them more compact and something you can eat on the go. I did cut the recipe in half and cooked in my 8x8 pan for exactly 25 minutes. Thanks for the recipe!

Jun 09, 2008

We have updated this recipe to list the brown sugar in Step 2. We hope this helps! We apologize for the ommission. - The Staff


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

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

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