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

  • Author: Sarah | Away from the Box
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15-20 1" bars 1x


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.



  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c. sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T. 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. Add the butter mixture and combine.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Use your fingers or a lightly oiled rubber spatula to press the mixture into the pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and then remove the entire sheet using the parchment paper. You may need to loosen the sides with a knife. Cut them into narrow bars.
  7. 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!


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.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: maple, chocolate, peanut butter, granola bar, homemade, snack, sweet