Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars
Chewy, crunchy, and filled with delicious ingredients - these chocolate coconut granola bars are great for back to school, or any day in general!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup dried fruit (I used dates and craisins)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds (unsalted)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut (to toast - place coconut evenly on a baking sheet in an 350 degrees F oven for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. In a sauce pan over medium low heat, add the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, and almond butter. Stir the ingredients until incorporated and slightly bubbly, about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Next, stir in the oats, quinoa, dried fruit, almonds, half of the toasted coconut, and ½ cup of chocolate chips. Toss until the entire mixture is fully coated.
  4. Press the granola bar mixture into an 8x8 inch pan lined with parchment paper until evenly distributed. Finally, sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and the remaining coconut on top of the bars and press firmly to adhere them to the top of the mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving. Keep refrigerated throughout the week. Enjoy!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at