Homemade Chewy Granola Bar Recipe
A speedy, portable, and nourishing snack made with real-food ingredients. This homemade chewy granola bar recipe contains mini chocolate chips and dried fruit for sweetness and comes with a nutty, indulgent flavor. Plus, these chewy granola bars are kid-approved!
Granola, even healthy granola (like this sugar-free apple pie granola) is one of those snacks I adore but make sparingly.
Mainly, because I literally cannot stop eating it. Every time I walk through the kitchen I feel the need to grab a handful. Likewise, more often than not, the kiddos barely even get any!
Additionally, this homemade chewy granola bar recipe is no different (sigh).
Made from my crunchy granola recipe, these chewy granola bars have everything good in them. In fact, they're loaded with healthy fats, minimal sweeteners, and lots of nutty flavors. Thus, they make the perfect after-school snack. Check out the video below on how to make the granola.
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Why Opt For Homemade Versus Store-Bought
I'll be the first to admit that store-bought bars are simple. Furthermore, they're easy to just grab off the shelf and toss into a lunch. They take no time.
However, aside from the fact that the price of the quality ones can add up, they're also not always nourishing.
More often than not, the ingredient list in store-bought granola bars begins with some sort of sugar followed by vegetable oils. What is more, it ends with "natural flavors".
Considering this and given the health risks of vegetable oils, I find it just easier to make my own.
How To Store Them
Given that these granola bars are egg-based they're best stored in the fridge. While I've personally put them in the freezer I find they don't thaw well.
In contrast, in the fridge, they maintain a chewy, nutty consistency that makes them perfect.
Can I Sub In Different Granola?
This homemade chewy granola bars recipe is made using my crunchy granola. I've also made chewy granola bars with granola I bought at the market which worked just fine.
However, obviously, the texture of the homemade chewy granola bars will be different depending on the granola you choose. So, if you're going to sub out granola keep that in mind.
- 2 cups crunchy almond granola (room temperature or cooled)
- ½ dried cranberries (or any dried fruit)
- ¼ Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
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These chewy chocolate chip granola bars are perfect for busy families on the go who want a healthier option. Likewise, they're tasty and surprisingly healthy! Plus, they have chocolate. And chocolate is delicious.