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The Best Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths- Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 bars 1x


We all love chocolate chips. We all love granola. And with this easy granola bar recipe you can love them together! Great for quick breakfasts and snacking.

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  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment or foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the oats on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted.
  • While the oats are toasting, add the honey, butter, and brown sugar to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Let the mixture come to a light bubble for 1 minute while stirring. When butter mixture is ready, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and peanut butter.
  • Add the toasted oats and the peanuts to a large bowl. Pour the honey mixture over the oat and nut mixture and stir to combine. Stir to combine. Make sure none of the oats are dry.
  • Place all of the oat mixture in the prepared pan. Use a rubber spatula or the bottom of a greased measuring cup to press the mixture into the pan.
  • Let this cool for about 10 minutes before sprinkling the mini chocolate chips over the top. Press the chocolate chips into the granola bars with the bottom of a measuring cup.
  • Chill the granola bars for at least 2 hours. Lift the bars from the pan using the edges of the foil or parchment and place them on a cutting board. Cut into desired shape and size and serve.


These store very well in the fridge or freezer. You may want to wrap them in a bit of parchment paper before putting them in a container or plastic bag in the fridge so that they don’t stick together.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Snacks, Granola Bars
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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