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Invite the kiddos in the kitchen with this easy chocolate maple granola bar recipe. They will love showing off their creation and you'll love that they're eating a snack with real ingredients!

Chocolate Maple Granola Bars

This is a fun recipe for Chocolate Maple Granola Bars. Get your granola bar fix without having to worry about those hard-to-pronounce ingredients at the grocery store.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15-20 1" bars 1x


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter or coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and line a 9 x 13″ pan with parchment paper, leaving a little extra on the sides. You’ll want enough to pull the bars out later but not so much that it hangs over and falls into the mixture.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and maple syrup over medium heat, stirring just until the sugar is no longer grainy. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, salt and coconut.
  5. Add the butter mixture and combine.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Use your fingers or a lightly oiled rubber spatula to press the mixture into the pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Cool for 20 minutes and then remove the entire sheet using the parchment paper. You may need to loosen the sides with a knife.
  9. Cut them into narrow bars.
  10. Combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter (or coconut oil) in a small bowl. Microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring at each interval, until melted. Drizzle over the bars and enjoy!



  • 9 x 13″ pan
  • parchment paper
  • small saucepan
  • medium mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula (optional)
  • large knife
  • small bowl

Substituting quick-cooking rolled oats is fine, but stay away from instant oatmeal. It alters the taste and texture of this recipe.

Store in plastic bags in a cool, dry place.

  • Author: Sarah | Away from the Box
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: maple granola bars, chocolate granola bars