Homemade Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars Recipe

Stacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat. Updated

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars are so much better than store bought. Totally easy and no bake!

I love making granola bars. Wait, no, scratch that. I love eating granola bars.

And so does the rest of my family. Therefore, I now also love to make them.

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I started to make my own granola bars after the first time I actually looked at the ingredient list on a box at the store. So many things in there that I didn’t even recognize, and besides, it gets kind of expensive to buy those things constantly!

So I started to make them at home.

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The great thing about making your own granola bars is that you can have pretty much any flavour combination that your little heart desires.

You can change them every time you make them if you want, and never get bored with your snack. I love that.

Because I get bored easily when it comes to food! Especially snack food.

These chewy chocolate macaroon granola bars are far from boring. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making them over and over again.

They’re just like a chewy chocolate macaroon cookie, but in the form of a healthy granola bar. They’re also nut free, which is necessary for my kids' school lunches.

I love when I can make a healthy, nut free snack for them that they love to eat.

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Also, these took about 5.2 seconds to whip up. Okay, maybe 5 or 10 minutes, but certainly no longer than that.

So fast, so easy, and so tasty. And nothing weird and unpronounceable in the ingredient list - you probably have everything that you need for them in your pantry right now.

So go make some healthy chocolate macaroon granola bars! You’ll love ‘em.

More importantly, you'll love that they round out your kiddo's lunchbox in such a tasty, fun way. Can't ask for more than that from a homemade snack, can you?

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Homemade Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars Recipe

    24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Quick Oats
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 6 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 medium Banana, Mashed
  • 6 tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Directions

  1. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment or wax paper, leaving an overhang over the edges. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut and cocoa powder until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, melted coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth and well combined. Pour this wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is evenly combined and no dry bits remain.
  3. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking dish, and press it down firmly with damp hands. Place another piece of wax paper over top of the bars in the pan, and use the back of a metal flipper to press down on the bars again, compressing them as much as possible. This will keep them from being crumbly.
  4. Place the pan of bars in the refrigerator. Allow them to chill for at least one hour before lifting them out of the pan and slicing into bars. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.

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Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Adapted from Oh She Glows.
Recipe Yields: 24 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 157

% Daily Value*
15%
Total Fat 10g
15%
  Saturated Fat 3g
1%
Sodium 26mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 6g
5%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Stacey Mebs

About Stacey

Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!