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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Yesterday, while searching through the WordPress blogs, a recipe for healthy snack bars caught my eye. Late last night, after tidying up the kitchen, I couldn’t go to sleep without pulling out my stash of healthy ingredients to make these moist and flavorful treats. When my children woke (at the unearthly hour of 5am) to head out the door for swim practice, I had a few of these packaged and waiting for them.
I used an 11×7 baking pan for this recipe and they really couldn’t be any easier to make.
The original recipe can be found here.
Thanks, Anne, for a great recipe!
Below you will find my version of Anne’s recipe…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
11/2 cups milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cups chocolate chips (or dried fruit)

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients. in a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry, mixing until combined. Pour batter into a 11×7″cooking-sprayed baking dish. Sprinkle a few raw oats on top.

Bake 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


9 thoughts on “Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  1. Yes, they are freezable, Shanna. I wrap them individually with plastic wrap and then stack them in a freezer safe Ziplock bag. Take them out one or two at a time and thaw them on the counter. Dark chocolate sounds perfect!


    1. Linda, A double batch is in the oven now in a parchment-lined 9×13-inch pan! 🙂 Your idea to freeze individually-wrapped bars is wonderful! 🙂 We followed the recipe to a T, with the exception of adding some of the suggested dried fruit (cranberries), substituting almond milk for dairy milk, and using white whole wheat flour. I will upload a photo to your FB page. 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe! The smells of vanilla and cinnamon are heavenly.


      1. From what I can tell, you’ve been quite busy in the kitchen. I hope the recipe turned out well for you. I must apologize for the late response to your comments… A transfer in positions and lots of hours away have kept me from keeping on task with the blog. Thanks for your support, Shanna. So happy to see that you enjoy the recipes.😊


        1. Linda – We are all busy, no never worry about responding, etc. I am hope you are well and the transfer is a good thing for you both personally and professionally. I uploaded some of the photos of your recipes (that we made) to your FB page for SMKAC. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!


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