Chewy Date Granola Bars

Written by chanie on October 15th, 2013

I love a good snack. One that’s sweet and chewy and wrapped in bakery twine. I’ve wanted to develop a recipe for homemade granola bars for the longest time, but I also wanted them to be somewhat healthy. My latest infatuation with coconut oil helped me bring all the components together (quite literally) – for a sweet and tasty bite. Wrap these chewy guys up in parchment paper, and throw them in your bag for the perfect healthy snack on the go.

1 year ago: roasted chickpeas
2 years ago: healthy baked pumpkin oatmeal

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  1. elisag says:

    Looks amazing! Would love to try. Are the oats whole oats or quick oats?

  2. Ronnie Fein says:

    I am also obsessed with coconut oil. These look fabulous. I refrigerated the coconut oil for a while to solidify it, but next time will do it in small portions because it took quite a while for what was left in the jar to get back to room temp.

  3. These sound like a great thing to put in my kids lunchboxes! I love that they can be made gluten-free.

  4. dln says:

    they look fab! can’t wait to try them:)

  5. Looks super easy! Great idea for a quick energy packed snack.

  6. I love how you wrapped these.

  7. What a great idea. I’m always looking for ways to eat raw. I’d love to add chocolate chips or maybe some cocoa (you can tell where my heads at).

  8. I love that you used white whole wheat flour for these!

  9. These look fantastic for a quick snack or breakfast!

  10. Surina says:

    Will these work if I took out all the coconut. I’m highly allergic to coconut..

  11. Rina says:

    Can I use olive oil instead of coconut oil?

    • chanie says:

      Hi Rina, you would need something with the consistency of butter, margarine or solidified coconut oil. Olive oil oil is in liquid form, but you are welcome to try if you’d like.

  12. Amy says:

    I love these granola bars!!! This weekend I made my first of what will be a household staple I’m sure. I also referenced your blog and recipe on my latest blog post “Best Homemade Granola Bars”. Thank you for the great recipe!

  13. Jackie Sammartino says:

    adjusted my recipe to the following: brown sugar(omitted),oats(omitted) wheat flour (replaced with almond flour) almonds, replaced with walnuts. added currants

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