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Homemade Granola Bars

This recipe was adapted from a few different granola bar recipes I tried over the years. It's simple and delicious. Our entire family devours them.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cool2 hours
Total Time2 hours 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip granola bars, granola bar recipe, homemade granola bar recipe, homemade granola bars, simple granola bar recipe
Servings: 12 servings


  • Small Pot
  • Sheet Pan
  • 9x13 baking dish or pan
  • Spatula
  • Parchment Paper


  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ½ Cup Honey or Maple Syrup (Or a mixture of both.)
  • ¼ Cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Cup Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Chunks


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the oats and almonds onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until the almonds are fragrant.
  • Remove from the oven, add the coconut, and place back into the oven for another five minutes, or until the coconut is toasted and the almonds are a golden brown color. Pour into a heat resistant dish and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together the honey, brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Over medium heat, cook the mixture until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. About five minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the syrup you've created over the oats mixture.
  • Fold in half the chocolate chips/chunks.
  • Line a 9-13 inch dish with parchment paper. Use a little extra parchment paper so that you can take the bars out of the dish easily at a later time. Spread the granola mixture into the dish. Using your spatula, press the mixutre down evenly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips/chunks over the mixure.
  • Refrigerate granola bars for at least two hours.
  • Once cooled, remove the granola mixture from the dish and cut them into whatever shape you prefer.
  • Enjoy!