Guys, these might be the best granola bars I’ve ever had. They are chewy, crunchy, salty, and sweet. There really is no better combination. Plus, CHOCOLATE. I’ve really struggled with not being able to have granola bars since going gluten free. All you low carbers out there, these do have honey in them, so they are for treat time only if you’re on that team.
Here we go!
Copy Cat Quaker Chocolate Granola Bars
- 4 cups of old fashioned oats, split into 2 cup groups
- 1 cup roughly chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup of fat (butter, coconut oil, or peanut butter)
- 3/4 cup of honey
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips (Lily’s is my favorite!)
Toast oats and almonds in 400 degree oven 2 cups at a time. I spread mine out on a cookie sheet and toasted for about 20 minutes until golden brown. While those are toasting, melt the honey and fat together until bubbly. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Lower the oven to 300 when oats are done. Remove oats to a bowl and then combine with the honey mixture. Press it all into a lined 8×8 pan FIRMLY. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and then place into the oven for about 5 minutes. Watch them closely! You just want the chocolate to be spreadable. Remove, spread chocolate, and refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars after firm and then place into an airtight container to store. Keep refrigerated.