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Granola Bars

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Granola Bars

Easy no-bake granola bars with toasted coconut and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 55 gram butter
  • 40 gram brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut essence (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (optional)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup small chocolate chips + extra for decoration

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2

Place oats and coconut on, a lined with baking paper, baking sheet and bake them for about 5 minutes.

3

Combine butter, honey, golden syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extract, coconut essence, cocoa and the salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves.

4

Pour butter mixture in to bowl with toasted oats and coconut. Mix well. Let cool about 5 minutes then add rice krispies and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine.

5

Transfer oat mixture to aluminium foil lined pan (I used a square silicone pan without foil)

6

Use a rubber spatula or damp finger tips to firmly press the mixture into the pan.

7

Scatter some extra chocolate chips over the top and press them firmly in the granola mixture.

8

Cover and then refrigerate at least for 2 hours.

9

Remove block of granola mixture from pan. Cut into 12 bars.

Notes

You can also use just honey or just golden syrup. Or maple syrup. Anything sticky that holds the oats together. You can leave out the brown sugar if you want the bars to be less sweet. The chocolate chips in the oat mixture will likely melt but that's okay. It acts like a glue and keep the oats together. You can be very creative with this recipe. Add raisins/dried fruit and/or nuts instead of chocolate or coconut. The possibilities are endless 🙂