Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

By Tracey

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

adapted from Lauren’s Latest

(Note: I used amber agave nectar in place of the honey as that’s all I had on hand at the time. Either should work, so go with the one you prefer. Also, be sure to use quick-cooking oats – don’t substitute rolled oats.)


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on opposite sides to lift the bars out afterward. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the oats and rice cereal in a heatproof bowl. Add the brown sugar, honey, and butter to a small saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a simmer then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat under the pan and stir in the vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined – the dry ingredients should all be moistened. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Spread in an even layer and press to compact (you really want to compact the mixture or your granola bars will be crumbly). Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture and lightly press down on them with the spatula to compact.

Allow to set for at least 2 hours. (I transferred mine to the fridge briefly to speed things up and make them easier to cut.) Use the foil handles to lift out then cut into bars. Individually wrap the granola bars with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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