Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chewy Honey Oat Bars

It's not a secret that I have a "thing" for granola bars.  Ever since I made my first batch of Super Awesome Granola Bars, I have been hooked!  It's the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea and is even better when you need to grab something simple for the road. 

EBL Food Allergies: Chewy Honey Oat Bars

I prefer my granola bars to be nice and chewy, something that won't fall apart when you bite into it.  For this recipe I decreased the amount of sugar by half and it was still plenty sweet enough and still chewy.  I also decided to use dark chocolate (and not much of it) because it compliments the sweetness of the honey and molasses.  This snack is definitely one that your child won't mind having packed in their lunchbox! 

A delicious chewy granola bar, perfect for snacking on morning, noon, or night. 
dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, corn-free
EBL Food Allergies
EBL Food Allergies: Chewy Honey Oat Bars & Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels Give-Away

6 cups of gluten-free oats
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cups gluten-free crispy rice cereal
1 scoop of protein powder
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup cranberries
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, oil, and salt.  Empty contents onto 2 foil lined cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan add sugar, honey, agave nectar, and molasses over medium heat, stirring frequently, until bubbles form.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Empty the oat mix, the honey mix, and the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate) into the same large bowl and stir until even coated.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  6. Press the mixture into a deep cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle the dark chocolate on top of the mixture and press into the granola bars (I use another sheet of parchment paper and press down firmly to compact the mixture)
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes.  Allow the granola bars to cool completely before cutting.

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EBL Food Allergies: Chewy Honey Oat Bars Recipe AND Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels GIVE-AWAY

Elizabeth DiBurro
EBL Food Allergies


  1. Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Would love to win. My kids love Enjoy Life and even had some chunks on their sorbet tonight. :)

  3. My boys LOVE anything Enjoy Life, especially the dark chocolate chocolate bars!! We haven't been able to find these in any of our grocery stores just yet so it would be a great treat to win. Thanks for giving us a chance!

  4. These look soooo incredibly yummy. I read your blog and then sigh that I am not your neighbor. Then I see you riding bikes and tearing up the physical thing and get scared! I think your kids are the luckiest!

  5. They look delicious. I'm a granola bar fan too. We've got allergies and eczema in the family and I'm sure everyone will appreciate this recipe!

  6. Those granola bars look really yummy! I just wish I wasn't allergic to peanuts. I think I got it from my mom because she is allergic, too.
    Jayden Eden |

  7. Woow this is something i'm definitely going to make for my family. I was bit curious about 1 tsp salt. But i'm gonna do it anyway. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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