Chewy- Chocolate, Coconut with Almond Granola Bars
1 2/3 c rolled oats
1/3 c raw honey
1/3 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c chocolate chips (I used mini chips to help get the chocolate distributed, cause I love chocolate.)
1/2 c slivered almonds
1/2 c sweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil (you can totally use coconut oil instead, but it makes the bars less chewy)
1/4 c brown sugar
Butter or oil a 8x8 baking pan REALLY well.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Place mixture into your prepared pan and press down firmly, roughly 1/2 inch thick. The more packed it is, the better the result.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, cool completely before cutting. Wrap with plastic wrap!
These can stay good for up to 2 weeks, if they last that long. The possibilities of these are endless too. The basic ingredients plus whatever nuts, berries, or candies you want can create amazing results.
|They may seem crumbly after mixing, but pressing them into the pan really gets them to hold together.|
|Resist until they cool down!|
|I cut them into little bars perfect for my 3 year old, who cried cause he couldn't have a second one.|