Chocolate Granola Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 32 bars

Description

The perfect treat for lunch boxes or after school snacks, these high-energy Chocolate Granola Bars are chock full of rice cereal, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Morsels and peanut butter. From the kitchens of Margot LaFontaine of Fort Collins, CO.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions

GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE morsels, cereal, oats, coconut and sunflower seeds in large bowl.

HEAT honey and butter in small, uncovered saucepan until mixture just comes to a boil; reduce heat. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well combined.

POUR peanut butter mixture over chocolate mixture in bowl. Stir well to combine (morsels will melt). Carefully press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover; refrigerate until firm. When firm, cut into bars. Store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Healthy & delicious!

by G. GINA , Winfield, IL on Jun. 2010

I made these for something different to put in my son's lunch. he's a very picky eater, so I wasn't sure if he would like them. He's asked me to make them again! They are delicious!

Chocolate Granola Bars

by A. Anita , Van Buren, AR on Dec. 2009

I like doing my own bars for work, instead of buying them, nice snacks for any time too.

Too good to be granola!

by C. Cindy , Tyler, TX on Sep. 2009

After I made these treats, I put them into a container to take to a group meeting. My son found them and proceeded to eat several before I found him. He said they were so good. I mentioned they were granola bars, and he said they were TOO GOOD to be good-for-me Granola. Then I told him that they really weren't granola and I would make him some more if he'd stop gobbling up my group's treat. Sneaking good stuff into a teenager is difficult.

Chocolate Granola Bars

by H. Helen , Ewing, IL on Jun. 2009

These were an absolute "hit" at my house. My son & his family also liked them a lot & have already asked me to make more for them. They are so easy to make & so very good!

Yum Chocolate Granola Bars

by p. patricia , Lufkin, TX on Aug. 2008

This was easy to make and every good.I make these for my kids and their friends and they just love them.They want me to make them every night so they can have them for breakfast.I definatey will be making them again.

Choco. Granola Bars

by S. Shari , FINDLAY, OH on May. 2008

My kids liked these a lot! I made them for lunchboxes, but I think that they may get all eaten up for dessert tonight. I didn't have coconut or sunflower seeds, so I used extra oats. Used 1/2 rolled oats and 1/2 quick oats. But when I make them again I will use more PB and less honey. And maybe milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

chocolate granola bars

by c. c. , on Mar. 2007

so sweet gobblin' up the hole batch is easy to do, they didn't last long in my home

We love these

by n. nathan , medina, OH on Jan. 2007

Are family loves Granola Bars, but these were Unresistable!

Chocolate Granola Bars

by f. faith , albion, NY on Oct. 2006

I must say these are a very good, healthy and fast snack. My children and their friends love them. I guess I will be making these for the next sleep over and after school meetings. Guess I better stock up. These were a big hit at my home with everyone! Excellent combination of ingredients and easy to though together!!!

Great taste!

by I. Ivan , Sacramento, CA on Mar. 2006

Totally unusual recipe (maybe because of rice cereal), but really easy to make! Very good as a sweet snack, familly will love it!