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  • Serves 4
  • Makes 5-7 pieces
  • 3 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients

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Granola Bars are a great way to add a little more fibre to your family’s diet.

Granola Bars with milk chocolate are a great way to add a little more fibre and a whole lot of fun!

What do we love about MoM Member Madiha’s Granola Bars recipe?

  1. The ingredients are versatile – if you don’t have apricots, switch out for any other dried fruit
  2. The addition of milk chocolate makes them a sometimes food – but a sometimes food that is absolutely delicious
  3. If you don’t feel like toasting your ingredients before mixing, these granola bars will still be delicious
  4. You can make them any size you like
  5. The recipe is tried and tested by a real Mum so we know it’s good

Tips for even better Granola Bars.

We always like to use Uncle Toby’s Traditional Rolled OatsUncle Tobys Traditional Oats are made from 100% wholegrain oats. They’re a source of fibre and contain beta-glucan to help lower cholesterol reabsorption^

If you don’t have coconut oil in the pantry, you can switch out for Copha or vegetable oil. Copha will give you a harder set.  Oil will make for a softer bar.

If you are making these for a sometimes lunchbox treat, don’t forget no nuts! Even if your children love nuts, others may be allergic.

Once you’ve made the bars, sprinkle toasted coconut on top to make these next level. They will look good. They’ll taste even more amazing!

Is this the best Granola Bars recipe you’ve tried?

Feedback from real mums like you is always important.  If you think this is the best Granola Bars recipe ever, let us know in the comments.

^A 40g serve of oats provides a minimum of 1 g beta-glucan. Oats can help lower cholesterol reabsorption as part of a diet low in saturated fat. 3g of beta-glucan each day is required to help lower cholesterol reabsorption.


Ingredients (serves 4 | makes 5-7 pieces )

  • 1/2 cup Rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Nuts (optional - you can leave out for school lunches)
  • 1/2 cup Pitted dates/apricots/prunes/sultanas
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Milk chocolate buttons
  • 2-3 tbsps Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Place all ingredients (except milk chocolate buttons) on a baking tray and roast in a 160.C oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until the colour turn into golden brown. Halfway through, stir around with a fork.
  2. Once ingredients are a golden brown colour and beautifully crunchy, transfer the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  3. Place the chocolate buttons and coconut oil in a saucepan and melt it on medium heat. Or you could also do this in the microwave. When the chocolate melts completely, add this to the dry mixture and mix until all ingredients well combined.
  4. Take a 20cm square baking tray and grease with butter (or line with baking paper). Pour the granola bars mixture in, flatten out with a spatula or the flat bottom of a glass and leave it in fridge for few hours (or until fully set. Carefully lift out and cut it into any size pieces you like and enjoy!

Notes

You can add any dried fruits or nuts you like. If you don't want to add chocolate then replace it with honey or maple syrup. Add any oil for melting chocolate like almond, olive, corn etc.

  • Love how this has chocolate!
    Most if not all Granola bars i know of would never have chocolate as an ingredient so this is nice and indulgent for me.
    Nice with a bit of naughty. The kids won’t even know!

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  • Probably a bit too much chocolate for me but I love the idea of this.

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  • These sound really great for kids lunch boxes.

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  • Im always looking for different snacks

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  • I love the flexibility of this – easy to find a variation that suits our tastes.

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  • This would be good in cooler weather because anything with chocolate melts in this country like crazy!

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  • These look great for a lunch box snack. I’ve always wanted to try making my own muesli bars for the kids, so these will be a winner.

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  • Oh yum! This looks so easy and not too bad for you, thanks for sharing!

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  • Oh, awesome! So much better to make your own then buy from the shop. You know exactly what’s going in them

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  • This looks yummy!

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  • No cooking needed. Easy to mix set and serve. Thanks

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  • A fantastic, simple recipe idea.

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  • I love this recipe. And with ingredients that I have or know. A great idea for me to make this week.

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  • Thanx for sharing. I think I would substitute the milk chocolate buttons with some raw honey.

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  • Easy recipe and quite healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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