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Granola Energy Bars Recipe
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Granola Energy Bars

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"This is not a traditional bar recipe. It can be made with all organic ingredients if you choose. It is packed with healthy ingredients that you are sure to enjoy. All my children comment, 'Mom, I love these things.' These are great for camping, sporting events, or anytime when you need that extra kick of energy topped with chocolate."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the oatmeal, raisins, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, oat bran, flax seeds, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Mix in peanut butter, honey, and melted butter. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate chips over top; refrigerate until hard, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2009

i usually dont leave a review when i change the recipe this much but the end product was soooooo good i just had too. i used all the same proportions given but replaced alot of ingredients. i used 1c oats, 1c granola cereal. 1/3 chia seeds. 1/4 sesame. 1/2 all bran buds. 1/4 flax seed. i used natural almond and cashew butter. and used 80% dark chocolate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 07, 2010

Mine fell apart when i tried to cut them up. Next time ill try adding some apple sauce or banana as a binder. The flavor is good though.

Mar 27, 2009

These are amazingly delicious with tons of flavor and texture. My husband can't stop eating them. The only thing I did different is mix the chocolate chips in with the rest and that was just laziness on my part. It's taken years to find a perfect recipe and this is it.

Apr 20, 2009

The jury is still out on this one. They have a nice flavor to them. The only thing I'm not sure about is the chocolate. I thought these would be the perfect snack for my husband when he hikes and bikes, but I think the chocolate topping might make them hard to manage. I followed the recipe exactly the only thing I did different is not melt the chocolate chips I just sprinkled them on top of the bars and stuck them back in the oven for a minute then spread them. One less thing to clean. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 14, 2010

I absolutely loved this recipe. You have to grind the flax seeds to get the nutritional benefits from it, so I ground them in a coffee grinder. I also used crunchy peanut butter and WAY LESS chocolate chips - I used maybe a handful. I spread the chips on the top of the bars after they cooked, then popped them back in the oven so the chips would soften and melt (about five minutes). Then I used a spatula to spread the chocolate around. This is one of my favorite recipes!

Mar 07, 2011

Great recipe! I eat these after a workout or while on a hike. I use a variation of dried fruit, and I use ground flax seed instead of the whole seeds. I used soy nut butter for peanut butter due to allergies, and applesauce instead of oil. Dark chocolate on the top and what a rocking bar!

Jan 27, 2011

It was a little too sweet for my taste. The second time I cut back on the honey and added and egg white to help replace the moister and hold it together. I also suggest using flax seed meal or just grind up the flax seed or you will not digest the nutrients from the flax seed.

May 03, 2010

Excellent bars! I feel good giving them to my family since they have a lot of healthy ingredients. I did change it a bit to give the bars a little more protein and I will sometimes eat them after a workout. I added sliced almonds & diced pecans (in lieu of the sesame seeds and raisins), added a scoop of chocolate protein powder (optional), and rather than melting choc chips, I just mixed about 6 ounce of mini choc chips in before baking. I bake 15-20 min and they are done! Thanks for the great foundational recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

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

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