Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars

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  • Published Jun 4th
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings12
  • Calories225
Crisp, chewy, and chocolate-y granola bars straight from your own oven! Why buy mediocre-tasting packaged ones full of junk and unknown ingredients? These contain my two favorite ingredients, chocolate and coconut. This recipe is easy to customize and swap out for your favorite ingredients.

Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars for 12 servings:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook45m
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars is about 45 minutes , and you can serve your Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cocoa-Coconut Granola Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. 2 Spread rolled oats, flax seed meal, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, and chia seeds onto a baking sheet.
  3. 3 Toast oats mixture in preheated oven, stirring every 5 minutes, until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.
  4. 4 Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  5. 5 Combine honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, coconut extract, ground cinnamon, and salt together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir cocoa powder into the honey mixture until dissolved.
  6. 6 Mix toasted oat mixture and the honey mixture in a large bowl and stir until the dry ingredients are coated; spread into the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer.
  7. 7 Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. 8 Cool bars in pan for 10 minutes, immediately cut into squares, and remove from pan.

Notes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • This recipe is very versatile. You can add dried fruits, chocolate chips, or other grains and spices.
  • The sweeteners are interchangeable as well. My favorite combo is half raw agave nectar and half maple syrup, but you can even use maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 10.8 grams of fat; 30.8 grams of carbohydrates; 4.6 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 103 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 23rd 2018

    Came out great!!!

  2. Aug 20th 2016

    I love homemade granola bars. And these were wonderful! Loved that they were "lighter" than some others. And the choc/coconut combo was great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Nov 19th 2015

    I really wanted something chocolate but wanted a healthier alternative, so I gave this recipe a try. This granola recipe was pretty good. I modified to my own taste by omitting the brown sug ...

  4. Jul 21st 2015

    Great recipe. Very healthy granola bar. Everyone loved it. By accident, I let the honey mixture come to a boil, which results in a crunchy granola bar - which my husband quite liked. So depe ...