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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars – This recipe makes a batch of simple, soft, and delicious granola bars that are the perfect mid-day snack.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - This recipe makes a batch of simple, soft, and delicious granola bars that are the perfect mid-day snack. #vegan #granola

It is a new week…Happy Monday! Last week was a really busy week for me so it feels good to begin a new week and to have a clean slate in order to get things done.

Just to recap a few highlights from last week I shared with you two recipes. The first was in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week and we celebrated it by making Sweet Potato Dog Treats and sharing a little information about my two fur babies, Shakespeare and Gabby. The second recipe was for Strawberry Preserves Donuts that would have been a great treat to share for Mother’s Day, but do not worry because donuts are the perfect treat anytime in my book. That post was also featured on Honest Cooking and I will link it HERE if you would like to check it out. I also want to remind you it included a giveaway for a chance to win a 12-piece Le Creuset Cookware Set, so just in case you missed it, then I will link it below. {Giveaway Closed}

Be sure to enter for your chance to win because you might just be the lucky winner.

Last week I also received an e-mail that my recipe for Chocolate S’mores Cups was featured on The Feed Feed with some other yummy looking marshmallow recipes, a few of which I will certainly be giving a try.


If you are not following me on Instagram @simplylakita, then be sure to do it because I have been sharing so many things on my Instagram stories lately.

Such as my endless cups of coffee…

Or the awesome goodies that I sometimes receive in the mail from brands.

Anyway, I hope that you have a wonderfully productive week and still find some time to take care of yourself 🙂

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - This recipe makes a batch of simple, soft, and delicious granola bars that are the perfect mid-day snack. #vegan #granola

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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  • 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 ½ cups brown rice cereal
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 13 x 9-inch rectangle-baking dish with parchment paper.


In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, rice cereal, sugar, oil, agave, salt, vanilla, and give the mixture a stir to combine the ingredients.


Next, fold in the chocolate chips and pecans until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.


Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes until the oats have become golden. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow the granola bars to cool completely in the pan prior to cutting. Cut the granola in the shape of bars and store the chewy chocolate chip granola bars in an airtight container.

Got any comments, questions, or ideas for these Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars? Share them in the comments below!

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    May 16, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    I’ve made my own granola bars once, they were the hard and crusty version but they were delicious so I have no complaints. I’m ready to try my hand at making these bad boys now.

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:33 PM

      I like the crispy hard baked granola bars too, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for some chewy granola 😉

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    May 16, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    So much excitement! Congrats on the features and fun products.
    What’s better than a chewy homemade snack??
    Tamara recently posted…Beach Days Jello CupsMy Profile

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:34 PM

      Thank you!! I would say nothing especially when you add in some chocolate chips 🙂

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    May 17, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    Those granola bars might have to be a weekend treat 🙂
    Akaleistar recently posted…6 Mini-resolutions for an awesome summerMy Profile

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:35 PM

      Yay!! They are a good treat to have 🙂

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    May 18, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    I’ve never made homemade granola bars, but these look really easy to make.
    Sonya recently posted…Cousin Playdate at McDonald’sMy Profile

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:35 PM

      Sonya they are soooo easy to make! Give them a try 🙂

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    May 21, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Congrats on the features!! I was totally talking about you this morning. We had pancakes and my youngest daughter, remember the peach preserves lover, brought out the strawberry Bonne Maman for her pancakes, which instantly reminded me of you and your donuts. I told my family about your donuts and your fabulous blog. “You know the lady with the microwave popcorn idea… her.” 🙂 “She has the best pictures and recipes.”
    And as always you know I have to pin this yummy recipe!

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      May 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM

      Aww…I love it and thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 After you mentioned it I had to go out and grab some of the Bonne Maman peach preserves and I have used it on just about everything including some pork chops…I may share that recipe later…but I will have to smear it on some pancakes next 😉

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