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A soft and chewy granola bar recipe with lots of oats and chocolate chips. Easy to make and tastes delicious! Does not contain nuts.

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2022)

You can make these amazing granola bars with this simple, easy, and tasty recipe with only 6 ingredients. Also, only 25 minutes of cooking time in the oven. These granola bars are crunchy, crispy, chewy, chocolatey, and of course, soft. A real delight!

What’s in These Granola Bars?

This granola bar recipe contains rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, flour, and chocolate chips. It does not contain any nuts.

Corn syrup is added to this recipe for sweetness and also helps the granola bars stick together. However, for a healthier alternative, replace 2 tablespoons of corn syrup with 2 tablespoons of honey.

Granola Bars stacked on a plate.

Key Ingredients for Granola Bars

  • 2 and 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup (or 2 tablespoons of honey)
Ingredients for Granola Bars.
Ingredients for granola bars.

Step-By-Step Instructions with Photos

1. Rolled Oats, Chocolate Chips, and Flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a large bowl, put 2 and 3/4 cups of rolled oats together with 1 cup of chocolate chips and 6 tablespoons of flour. We had some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the kitchen so we used those, but you can use whichever brand and type you prefer.

Chocolate chips, rolled oats, and flour in a large bowl.
Rolled oats, flour, and chocolate chips in a large bowl.

The next step is to mix the rolled oats, flour, and chocolate chips all together with a spoon or spatula.

Chocolate, rolled oats, and flour in the large bowl mixed well.
Rolled oats, flour, and chocolate chips in a large bowl are mixed well.

2. Corn Syrup, Butter, Brown Sugar

Put 2 tablespoons of corn syrup (or 2 tablespoons of honey) in a medium-sized pot together with 1/2 cup of butter, and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Cook the corn syrup mixture on low heat until it is melted.

Corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a pot on the stove.
Corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a pot on the stove.

Pour the corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar mixture together with the rolled oats mixture, mixing with a spoon, or spatula as you pour.

Pour corn syrup mixture into the rolled oats mixture.
Pour the corn syrup mixture into the rolled oats mixture.

Stir the corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar mixture thoroughly together with the rolled oats mixture.

Mix the corn syrup mixture well with the rolled oats mixture.
Mix the corn syrup mixture well with the rolled oats mixture.

3. Ready for the Oven

Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking oil. Spread the granola bar mixture evenly into the baking dish. Important: Press down firmly on the granola bar mixture with the back of a spoon. This helps the granola bars from falling apart when it’s time to remove them from the baking dish.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

With the back of a spoon, press the granola bar mixture down into an eight by eight inch baking dish.
Put the granola mixture in the baking dish and press down with the back of a spoon,

Ready to Eat Granola Bars

After taking the granola bars out of the oven, let them cool for a couple of hours. Putting them in the refrigerator to chill is a good idea so they can become firm.

Granola bars baked in the oven at three-hundred and fifty degrees for twenty-five minutes.
Granola bars are baked in the oven at three-hundred and fifty degrees for twenty-five minutes.

Final Thoughts

Cut the granola bars into 12 squares after they have chilled for a few hours. You can cut each square smaller if you prefer because they are quite filling. Enjoy!

Granola bars cut into twelve pieces on a plate.

This recipe for granola bars tastes terrific. You can also add raisins, coconut flakes, dried cranberries, honey, or nuts to this recipe. Also, try our amazing peanut butter bars.

Recipe for Granola Bars (Nut Free)

Flo
A soft and chewy granola bar recipe with lots of oats and chocolate chips. Easy to make and tastes delicious! Does not contain nuts.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $3
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings 12

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup (or 2 tablespoons of honey)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Put the rolled oats, chocolate chips, and flour in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Put the corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a medium-sized pot and cook on low heat until it is melted.
  • Pour the corn syrup mixture into the rolled oats mixture. Mix well.
  • Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking oil.
  • Spread the granola bar mixture evenly into the baking dish and press down firmly on the granola bar mixture with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.
  • Cut into 12 squares.

Recipe Notes

  • You can add nuts, raisins, dried fruits, or coconut flakes to this granola bar recipe if you prefer.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey can be substituted for 2 tablespoons of corn syrup.
Keyword chocolate chips, granola, granola bars, oats
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