M&M’s® Granola Bars

Very tasty! My uber-picky 12-year old even loves them, so I know that the toughest critic will enjoy these. For a crunchier bar, bake longer; for a chewier bar, bake less.

Original recipe makes 16 servings


2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M’s®)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup flax seed meal
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir oats, milk chocolate pieces, flour, flax seed meal, brown sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture.
  3. Whisk egg in a separate bowl until light and fluffy. Add honey, oil, and vanilla; whisk until well-combined. Pour egg mixture into the well in the oat mixture. Stir until evenly combined. Pour mixture into a 9×13-inch glass baking dish; pat down and spread the mixture flat, leaving at least 1-inch of space between the mixture and the sides of the dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, about 25 minutes.


Calories: 294 kcal
Carbohydrates: 39.2 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Fat: 13.7 g
Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 4.7 g
Sodium: 126 mg