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Three stacked homemade granola bars stacked in the foreground with more in soft focus in the background, on pieces of crumpled white parchment paper, on a dark brown wood surface with scattered oats and chocolate chips.

Fruity Chocolate Granola Bars


  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 12-16 servings 1x

Description

Gooey, slightly sweet, and crunchy, homemade fruity chocolate chip granola bars kick the pants off any store bought version you’ve tried.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup loosely packed unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter an 8-by-12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the oats, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 300˚F. Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Continue to cook while stirring constantly for 1 minute, then pour over the toasted oats mixture. Add the raisins, currants, and chocolate chips, and stir well.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press evenly into the pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 1 hour at room temperature in the pan.
  7. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator to cool for another 1-2 hours.
  8. Cut into squares in the pan and then remove, being sure to peel off any parchment paper that sticks to the bottom of the bars. Serve at room temperature.
  9. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

For a vegan version, substitute non-dairy margarine for the butter and agave syrup for the honey.

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten.

  • Category: Granola
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Keywords: granola bar, snack, breakfast, chocolate, fruit