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Honey Oatmeal Granola Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

I found this honey oatmeal granola bars recipe on one of our monthly Brown County REA newsletters. My husband and I eat a few of these bars each day. It’s a basic recipe to which you can add any of your favorite flavors…coconut, chocolate or different flavored chips, nuts or dried fruits.
Honey Oatmeal Granola Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, peanuts, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels. Stir in butter, honey and vanilla until combined (mixture will be crumbly). Press into a greased parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake until lightly browned, 15-20 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack; cut into bars. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Can you freeze Honey Oatmeal Granola Bars?

Transfer cooled bars to an airtight container. To use, thaw bars at room temperature.

Oatmeal Granola Bars Tips

How do you store oatmeal granola bars?

Transfer cooled oatmeal granola bars to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Bars can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

What else can you mix into oatmeal granola bars?

Try adding dried cranberries or cherries for some extra tanginess, and substitute the semisweet chocolate chips for dark or bittersweet chocolate. If you love peanut butter, substitute the chocolate for peanut butter morsels and extra nuts. Otherwise, give this granola bar recipe a try, full of different mix-ins like shredded coconut and more.

How can you make oatmeal granola bars vegan?

To make these oatmeal granola bars vegan, swap the chocolate chips for vegan chocolate, or replace them with a dried fruit instead. Use a nut or vegan butter (or coconut oil) as a replacement for the butter.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 167 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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