Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 6 cups quick-cooking oats
- 3 ounces mixed dried fruit
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Vanilla frosting and yellow food coloring, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack
- Use a knife to cut into squares or cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Tint frosting if desired; frost bars. Store in an airtight container or wrap bars individually in foil or waxed paper.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 169 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Feb 13, 2012
I have had requests from my daughters teachers to make these again for the class. The kids love them and when they are gone they ask to make them again!
Jul 13, 2010
I used this recipe with a group of kids and they all loved them. My son has a relatively severe diary allergy, so I did 1/2 recipe with his non-dairy flax seed butter alternative and no chocolate chips. They still taste great, but they are not chewy at all like the other regular butter version. I guess now I know why the grocery stores don't have any dairy-free soft and chewy granola bars available. The dairy must make them soft! The frosting is totally not needed. I gave the kids the choice and most frosted one bar and preferred the non-frosted ones. Our kids don't need extra sugar when it's unnecessary!