chewy chocolate chunk granola bars

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chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellfloured.com

when it comes to road snacks, nothing beats a good old fashioned granola bar.  i almost always have a box or two in the pantry for last minute lunch box packing. but really, i have been trying for years to get a homemade version that my kids like as much as store bought. i’ve come close a few times. how can you not love a granola bar loaded with m&ms?   but many homemade versions are very crumbly. and not at all travel worthy. these chewy chocolate chunk granola bars are both delicious and pack-able.

homemade chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellfloured.com

two weekends into our travel basketball schedule, and i think stella and i are getting the hang of it. we got lost only once. i blame google maps. we didn’t forget anything. 6 bags for two girls staying 3 days is normal right? we even packed  some of our favorite snacks to reduce the amount of “road” food consumed.

lugging the extra bag of food to the room was so worth it. instead of rushing around between games trying to locate a nearby restaurant,  we got to relax back in the room with our favorite snacks. these chewy chocolate chunk granola bars made the perfect post game snack.

homemade chewy chocolate chunk granola bars

chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellfloured.com

chewy chocolate chunk granola bars

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, very soft
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of chopped dark chocolate (or mini chocolate chips)
 

Directions:

  • preheat the oven to 325°
  • grease a 9 x 13 baking pan
  • in a large bowl combine the oats, almond flour, flax, baking soda, and salt
  • stir in the butter, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla
  • stir in the chocolate chunks
  • press mixture tightly into the pan
  • bake 20 minutes
  • run a knife along the sides of the pan to loosen the edges
  • cool granola bars in pan completely before cutting
 

homemade chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellfloured.com

these chewy granola bars are not only easy to make, but completely customizable.

i prefer to use chopped dark chocolate, but mini chocolate chips would be perfect in this recipe. if it weren’t for the kids, i LOVE granola bars with chocolate covered raisins. the vanilla is optional, but i love adding vanilla to any baked good. coconut oil could be used in place of the butter, maple syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey.  nuts, seeds, and dried fruit are all delicious, but for my kids only chocolate will do.

homemade chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellfloured.com

enjoy!

chewy chocolate chunk granola bars | wellflouredcom