Easy to make homemade chocolate chip granola bars recipe! They taste just like Quaker Granola bars but are made with simple, healthy ingredients! No bake recipe, only chilling required. Kid, toddler snack approved!
Copycat Quaker Granola Bars
We love Quaker Granola bars in this house! Our favorite are the chocolate chip bars, which are great for a quick snack. I can’t tell you the amount of boxes that we have bought in the past years. One thing though I’ve never liked, the price. A box of granola bars usually ranges in the $4-$5 range which is pretty expensive considering it’s made with pretty basic ingredients.
So before I would go to the store and buy more, I decided to try to make my own. I’m so glad I did because not only are they (much) cheaper, but I find them more filling. Plus it’s a great feeling knowing every single ingredient (and being able to pronounce them) that’s going into them.
Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Ingredients
- Quick Cooking Oats
- Crispy Rice Cereal
- Light Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Mini Chocolate Chips
Here are your ingredients. It’s likely you might already have all these ingredients already.
How to Make Granola Bars – Step by Step Instructions
Spray your 8×8 pan. I like to grab a paper towel and rub it in so it’s on the sides too. Set aside.
Then your crispy cereal. Feel free to get the generic kind, you will save a few dollars. Stir together.
Put your brown sugar, honey and butter over medium high heat.
When it melts..
It will soon start to bubble. Turn it down immediately to low, you don’t want it to burn.
Take it off burner and add vanilla. Note to self: buy more vanilla extract, I’m always running out.
Pour the wet mixture into your dry mixture.
And stir, stir, stir. I can’t say this enough. You want every single piece to be coated or it won’t stick which will make crumbly granola bars. “Crumbly Granola Bars” would make a cute band name.
Pour your mixture into pan and push down with spatula to get it even.
Then take your spatula or a back of a spoon and press the chocolate chips down into the mixture. This will make sure they don’t fall off.
Wrap plastic wrap on top and chill for at least 1 hour.
When they’re set, cut them up into bar shapes.
Because you sprayed the pan and let the granola bars set, they should slide out pretty easily.
I cut it up into 10 delicious bars.
These will be a hit! You won’t ever buy the ones in the store again.
Freezing Granola Bars
These are easy and quick to make! The part that takes the most time is letting them set. If you’re a fan of these, I recommend making a few batches at once to save on the dirty dishes. Bonus: You can also freeze granola bars!
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Other Granola Recipes – try these!
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- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Spray a 8x8 pan lightly with cooking spray.
- Mix your oats and cereal together in a large bowl.
- In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar and honey on medium high heat until melted. Once it begins to bubble change heat to low and stir for 2 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from burner and stir in your vanilla.
- Pour your hot mixture over your oats mixture. Stir well. You want to make sure every single piece of oats and cereal is coated.
- Pour your mixture into your greased pan and push down with spatula to flatten it.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over top evenly. Use your spatula to press them down so they are embedded in the bars.
- Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to set for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
- Take out and cut into bar sizes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator to keep them fresh.