You Should Eat This: Peanut and Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Sometimes, you make something and you think, "This is good. I should make it again."

And then you do.

And if you have a blog, you take pictures of it (even after sneaking a few pieces out of the pan with your hubby) and share the recipe.

If you like peanuts, chocolate, and coconut, you will probably like these granola-y bars.

The ingredient list may seem daunting, but the granola bars are actually quick and simple to make. I whipped them up in about 7 minutes flat.

This recipe is also quite adaptable--for example, you can use walnuts instead of almonds, or cherries instead of chocolate chips, etc.

If it looks a little like bird feed, it has to be healthy...right?

Well, let's all eat responsibly...even if we may want to gobble the whole pan :)

Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
(Makes 9 big bars or 16 mini ones)

{ps. I adapted this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats :)}


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of honey (add more if you find your mixture is sticking together well). You can also use peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp almond, coconut, or regular milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • Chop almonds and peanuts into a coarse pieces in a food processor or blender. Some of it may turn powdery and that's okay! In a large bowl, put together chop/ground almonds and peanuts, sunflower seeds, oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and dark chocolate chips.
  • In a small saucepan, warm honey over medium heat and add milk and vanilla. It should get frothy. Pour over mixture in the large bowl. Mix until all the mixture is fully covered.
  • Place plastic wrap or parchment paper on the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan. Pour in the nut mixture and press hard into the pan. I like to put a piece of plastic wrap over the mixture and press down until it's nice and compacted. 
  • Let chill in the refridgerator until firm (about an hour or so)
  • Cut and eat!

Happy Friday!

{I'm sharing at It's Overflowing, Tatertots and Jello, and Whipperberry}


  1. Mmm these look wonderful! I love making my own granola bars, and make a batch at the beginning of almost every week! These look so good!

  2. I just made some tonight! They are so delicious. Mine turned out pretty crumbly, though. More like mush and less like bars. Help?



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