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Triple Chocolate Granola Bars Recipe

These triple chocolate granola bars are a chocolate lovers dream! They're loaded with wholesome ingredients and taste absolutely amazing! Kid-friendly & adult-friendly :)
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 granola bars
Calories: 163kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 medjool dates pitted (fresh, soft and sticky)
  • 8 tbsp chocolate peanut butter OR other chocolate nut butters
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes toasted, divided
  • 1 3/4 cup old fashioned oats divided
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder +5 tbsp water, mixed
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal white or brown
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate covered sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan or a 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Pulse dates in a food processor until a paste forms. Add the chocolate almond or peanut butter, flaxseed, 1/4 cup of toasted coconut, 1/2 cup of oats, cocoa mixture, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Pulse until combined (see picture above). It should look like a thick brownie batter or cookie dough.
  • Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and fold in the remaining coconut and oats, along with the rice cereal and 3 tablespoons of the mini chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly to create an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top, then cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Remove from the pan using the edges of the parchment paper and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 rectangular bars or 16 squares. Store in a ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Notes

-You can easily swap out the chocolate chips for more nuts, dried fruit or seeds.
-When making these gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan, please use the appropriate products. I have general ingredients listed, however, you can easily swap them out for your favorite ones :)

Nutrition

Serving: 16g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg