Perfect snack on-the-go, these chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are dangerously easy to make and taste fantastic! No more buying granola bars from the market because these ones taste better than the store bought bars!
I’m a granola bar lover..especially because snacking on a granola bar makes me feel like I’m making the right choice. They may not be 100% healthy, but they’re definitely better than a bar of snickers! But I’ve always been skeptical about the ones you get at the supermarket so I thought of giving these a shot at home.
If you’ve been reading my blog for sometime you might have figured out that I don’t give a damn about calories and fats..all I care about is the taste..so I took an average granola bar recipe and transformed it into something that is so freakin’ good that you will not be satisfied with just one.. 😉 You will need an entire batch for yourself! The best part about these is you need ONLY 10 minutes (no kidding) to make a batch that will last you a few days. Can it get any better?
If you’re making these for the first time, you’re in luck..because I’ve got lots of process pictures to guide you. So get your ingredients ready and get cooking!
- • Softened Butter, 3 tablespoons (Amul)
- • Dark Brown Sugar, 5 tablespoons
- • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
- • Quaker Oats, ½ cup
- • Fruit and Nut Muesli, ½ cup
- • Rice Puffs, 1 cup
- • Dried Cranberries, ⅓ cup (optional; you can use dried figs, cherries, raisins etc.)
- • Chocolate Chips, ¼ cup
- Take a rectangular baking tray and line it with foil. Brush the foil with melted butter or oil. Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together, oats, rice puffs and muesli and set aside to be used later.
- Transfer butter and dark brown sugar to a heavy bottomed pan.
- Cook them on medium flame until they've melted and the mixture reaches a boil. Keep stirring the mixture using a spatula to avoid burning. Once the mixture is boiling, lower the heat and let the sugar melt completely on a really low flame for exactly 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
- Once you take the mixture off the heat, add in the vanilla essence and mix it in. Now toss in the dry ingredients you set aside (oats, muesli and rice puffs) before and mix them in too along with the dried cranberries.
- Transfer this mixture in the baking tray you prepared in the first step and sprinkle chocolate chips over it. Now using a spatula pat down the ingredients to get a flat surface. Make sure the granola is tightly packed.
- Refrigerate this for 2 hours and then cut out bars using a sharp knife. Make sure your granola bars are thick or they will break. Keep the bars in the refrigerator. 🙂
Looking for more no-bake recipes? Try these…
No Bake Chocolate Chip Oats Cookies
No Bake 3 Layer Pudding
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Aditya Jha says
will be trying them this coming Sunday . they look fantastic 🙂 🙂
That’s lovely! Would love to know your views 🙂
Julie is HostessAtHeart says
I love granola bars too! I will take them as lunch or breakfast if I am rushed instead of relying on take out. Your granola bars look delicious. Love the nuts and chocolate chips as a great treat!
Thank you so much Julie! 🙂 Hope you give these a shot! Would love to know your views.
Elaine @ foodbod says
Nice! So much better to make your own 🙂
Thank you Elaine ! I agree 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Home-made things are always better than store bought – and these granola bars are no exception. They look awesome!
Thank you so much for your lovely words! I agree with you 🙂 homemade is always better. Hope you try these soon!
I am your follower on Instagram and a new visitor to your blog.. awesome blog ..
I want to try some of your recipes which I haven’t tried before..
I have some questions I hope its not inconvenient to you.
1. Which brown sugar do you use here in India
2. 3 tbsp would be approximately how much amul butter in grams
3. where do you get your choco chips from??
Radhika Malhotra says
Hi Mahek! Thanks for visiting my blog. And ofcourse its not an inconvenience 🙂 Here are the answers to your questions:
1. I use Tate and Lyle
2. Roughly 45-50 grams
3. I get them from a wholesale shop in Jungpura, Delhi. You can order them online from ccdsshop.com too
Hope this helps! 🙂
Harry Jandiala Riar says
Please send cakes cupcakes recipes… Ur recipes are really simple to undrstand
Hi Radhika, Thanks for the lovely recipe of Granola bars. I tried them at home, but even on keeping the sugar and butter on low flame, the sugar didnt melt properly, and perhaps thats the reason everything didnt stick together to form bars. the result was granola instead of granola bars. Could you please guide me on where I am going wrong