These rich and hearty Coconuty Dark Chocolate Granola bars are perfect for a quick breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a late night treat.

Coconuty Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

If you know me or you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I love baking homemade granola bars! I bake a batch almost every week for us to enjoy for breakfast, snacks or dessert. We can’t get enough of them!

Coconuty Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I became obsessed with homemade granola bars when I was in college (Boomer Sooner!) and would go to this cute little café on Campus Corner to study. Okay, I say I was going there to study, but really I was just going to get one of their amazing homemade granola bars! I became addicted and would buy a whole batch of them every week so I could have a stash at home to eat late at night (and sometimes share with my roomies!). I remember it like it was yesterday, but when I think about, it was a long long time ago! Yikes, I’m getting old! 😉

Well, when I was about to graduate, I braved up the nerve to ask the baker for his recipe because I was moving and couldn’t imagine life without these granola bars. He gladly wrote it on the napkin I was using at the time and from that day on, I’ve been baking them and tweaking the recipe to make it my own.

I’m excited to start sharing all of my different granola bar creations with you! And if you have flavor ideas or requests, just send them my way!

Today’s version is one my absolute favorites! They are exploding with flavor and texture! They’re chewy, crunchy, and chocolatey with lots of nutty flavor from the peanut butter, nuts and coconut. Oh so dreamy!

Coconuty Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

They’re rather rich and loaded with hearty ingredients so a small square goes a long way and is completely satisfying for a quick breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a late night treat. I love eating one after an intense workout or a brisk walk and they’re perfect to pack for a long hike or an overnight camping trip. They’re all-around amazing!

So join me in my granola bar obsession and bake a batch today! You’ll love ‘em!

xoxo,

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Coconuty Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

These rich and hearty Coconuty Dark Chocolate Granola bars are perfect for a quick breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a late night treat.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup coconut oil (softened then measured)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups granola (I used Cascadian Farm’s Dark Chocolate Almond Granola)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups chopped mixed nuts & seeds (I used a mix of pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds & sunflower seeds)
  • 11/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 11/4 cups shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the granola and oats and mix on low until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the chopped nuts, seeds, dark chocolate chips and coconut. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture to sprinkle on top of the bars before baking. Add the rest to the mixer and beat on low until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup (nut/seed/chocolate chip/coconut) mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes for until bars are browned and crisp around the edge, set in the middle, and the coconut is lightly toasted on top.
  5. Cool for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. This is the best recipe for granola bars!! I’ve made this recipe twice and prefer to cut down the coconut oil (3/4 cup), honey (3/4 cup), and brown sugar (1/4 cup) a bit as my first batch turned out a little too oily and sweet. With these modifications I love this for breakfast over plain greek yogurt and alone for dessert! Thanks!

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