Homemade Granola Bars

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on some of your favorite granola bars? Scary right? I love granola bars but I wanted some that I knew exactly what was in them so, here are some Homemade Granola Bars that are simple, cheap, and delicious for you or your kiddos for an afternoon snack or whenever.

Homemade Granola Bars by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

M&M Granola Bars

  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup rice krispies
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup M&M minis
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, (can use half butter half coconut oil or one or the other)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper then spray with cooking spray. (also spray the pan first and it will help the parchment paper stick easier so it’s easier to put the granola in.)
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the wet. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Press into your baking dish and bake for 18 minutes.
  5. Let cool and cut them into bars or squares!

M&M Granola Bars by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  • 4 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray
  3. Mix the honey and coconut oil together then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Press into pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, just till they’re slightly brown on the edges or if you like them crisp then let them brown even more.
  5. Let cool and cut into bars or squares.

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

Protein Granola Bars

  • 4 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder (or vanilla)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the honey and coconut oil together then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Press into pan and bake for 15-20 minutes just till they’re slightly brown on the edges.
  5. Let cool and drizzle with chocolate, I chose white chocolate. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!

Protein Granola Bars by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

These recipes are easily customizable with different add ins like m&ms, chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, drizzle with chocolate, or just plain.

Homemade Granola Bars by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

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