Chocolate grain-free granola bars are a healthy, naturally sweet snack that is a tasty twist on traditional granola bars. They are gluten-free and a good source of healthy fats and protein.
Don't you just love snacks that are a little bit sweet and actually good for you? I know I do, and these all natural chocolate grain free granola bars are made with all kinds of good for you ingredients including dark chocolate that is naturally sweetened with honey. These grain free granola bars will keep you feeling full too, thanks to the protein and healthy fats, they really are the perfect sweet snack!
You can use any combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit that you like, my formula is 1 cup nuts of any combination of suggestions below, ¼ cup of dried fruit, 1 ½ cups of seeds. Chia seeds or shredded coconut are optional.
- Nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazel nuts, macadamia nuts
- Dried Fruit: Raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, chopped dates, chopped figs
- Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
- Unsweetened coco powder
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Honey or maple syrup
- Optional: chia seeds, shredded coconut
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Recipe Steps for Chocolate Grain Free Granola Bars
Please note that this a list of steps to give you an idea how to make this recipe. Full details are in the recipe card below.
- Pre-heat the oven and line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper
- Chop all of the nuts and chocolate and add them to a mixing bowl
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well
- Spread the mixture into the baking pan, and press down with a spatula
- Place the pan into the oven and bake
- Remove the pan from the oven and press down on the mixture in the pan again
- Set the pan aside to cool off for about 30 minutes or place it in the refrigerator
Total Estimated Time to Make this Recipe: 20 to 30 minutes plus 30 minutes of cooling time
Tips and Variations for Chocolate Grain Free Granola Bars
- Store your chocolate grain free granola bars in the refrigerator - they are fragile, so it's best to keep them cold. They will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
- Make them vegan - substitute the honey with maple syrup