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Granola Bars Recipe

Granola Bars

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"Quick, easy granola bars."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Spread the oats and coconut evenly across a baking sheet.
  3. Toast oats and coconut in preheated oven until browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour the honey mixture over the oats and coconut; stir to coat. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until beginning to dry, about 15 minutes for crunchy granola bars, less if you like them chewy. Cool completely before cutting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2014

To keep these bars soft, reduce baking time to about 8 to 10 min. 15 is too much. Remember if you are adding additional dry ingredients to substitute them for oats. There should be 2 cups dry ingredients total. If you add more dry(seeds, nuts, etc) you must also increase the wet (honey, pb).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2014

Though I followed recipe to the T, it didn't come out like a bar. It's too crumbly and oats tasted quite raw.Dont know what went wrong.. I'll try it again as I'm regular visitor to this website and have successfully made new things !!

Dec 14, 2012

Unbelievable! I added 1/3 cup of almonds and 1/3 cup of slivered almonds.

Aug 21, 2013

My 4-star rating is based solely on taste, they are yummy (and easy to make). However, at 15 minutes in the oven, they ended up "crunchy" and dried out. I followed the recipe except for adding a few mini chocolate chips and some chopped peanuts. I will make these again, but I'll check them at about 7 minutes, as I know they'll dry out/solidify once they're removed from the oven and cool. What I'm looking for is a granola bar that is somewhat soft, but doesn't fall apart or crumble, and I think that means less time in the oven. Nice recipe Naomi, thanks for sharing.

Jan 11, 2013

Super easy to make. I added some mini chocolate chips and flax seeds - really good!

Dec 05, 2012

Great basic granola bar recipe. Tasty and easy. Came right out of the (greased) pan. I cut it twice - once while still slightly warm, then I went over the lines again after it had cooled completely. Worked for me. Next time I may try adding cinnamon and raisins.

Sep 01, 2014

I didn't have peanut butter and instead used Nutella. They came out pretty good. I like that these are chewy and not crispy granola bars.

Jul 19, 2014

I substituted the shredded coconut with chocolate chips and I've done it with dried fruit. Best granola recipe I've tried yet.


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

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

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