Quaker Oats’ Chewy Chocolate-Chip Granola Bar

With school starting back up soon, I imagine that this delicious spin on Quaker’s Chewy Granola Bar from Chocolate-Covered Katie could be a perfect addition to any lunchbox. And kids will love it because it is so soft, sweet, and satisfying. When it’s warmed up, it tastes almost like a chocolate-chip cookie.

To make a big batch for schoolgoers, check out Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipe.

To make one big, chewy bar for yourself, read on.

Ingredients

  • 2T + 2 t rolled oats (for all substitution notes, see nutrition link below)
  • pinch of baking soda, salt, and vanilla
  • 2 t rice crispies (brown, white, or gluten-free)
  • 1 T oat or whole wheat flour
  • 1 t coconut oil
  • 2 t maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1 t applesauce (or you could try banana or pumpkin!)
  • Mix-in Ideas: dark chocolate chips, raisins, dried blueberries, coconut, peanuts, etc.

Directions

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking dish of your choice. I used the corner of a rimmed cookie sheet to shape my lone bar into the traditional rectangle shape.

-Combine all dry ingredients–except for chocolate chips or other mix-ins you’ve selected–and then add in wet ingredients. Mix gently. Once well-blended, fold in mix ins.

-Bake for about 10 minutes into the oven, or just until the jutting out edges start to brown a bit. If you want a crispier bar or a drier granola, bake longer.