Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars


These granola bars pack well for mid-day snacks or hiking trips. Vary the ingredients for variety or to make them more wholesome. I make two versions–this one if for my sweet-tooth husband–the other for myself, contains 1 c. dried fruit and nuts instead of chocolate chips and marshmallows. Be creative!

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch pan


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
5 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup toasted oat cereal rings
2/3 cup wheat germ

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereal rings and wheat germ. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake or 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


Calories: 211 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 9 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 5.7 g
Sodium: 58 mg