Chocolate Chip Pecan Granola Bars

Posted on January 9, 2013
Hi, Everybody! Like most other people at this time of year, I’m trying to get back into eating healthy, getting more fresh ingredients into my diet and limiting all that late night snacking! I used to make a batch of granola bars every week to grab for breakfast in the mornings, and after not making any for a couple of months, I decided to make some again! I love that with just a basic recipe, you can add whatever you want to granola bars. These Chocolate Chip Pecan granola bars are deliciously sweet, chewy and crunchy, and make for the perfect breakfast on the go!


(Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa)
*Makes 8 granola bars*
2 cups rolled oats
3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1/3 and 2 to 3 tbs honey (the original recipe called for 2/3 cup)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Pour in the oats, chopped pecans and chocolate chips, and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. (If the mixture doesn’t stick together, add a little more honey.)
2. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, wet your hands and pat it down pressing it into the pan gently. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. *Important* – Let the granola bars cool for at least 2 hours before cutting them up otherwise they will crumble!

Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Mrs. Sarah Coller January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Yummy! Those do sound good! 🙂

    Have a great week!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  • Leslie January 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This looks like a no fail recipe! I’d love to try these, and I think I already have everything it calls for! 🙂 Perfect! I’ve always loved granola bars for breakfast or a snack!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I love granola bars recipes! I must make some soon. 🙂

  • Debra January 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ve made the granola bars twice now and I love them! I recently discovered your blog and I think it’s very inspiring. Keep blogging 🙂
    Debra x

    • Maria January 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      That’s so sweet of you, thanks Debra! And so glad you like the granola bars, I make them all the time too! :o) Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great week!

  • Beth Arroyo Valencia November 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Added a pinch of cinnamon and 1/3 of the total honey as maple syrup instead this gave it a rich flavor.

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