Microwave Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

09.30.2013

Once you try this incredibly simple recipe for granola bars it’s likely you’ll no longer be buying that boxed version at the grocery store anymore. These are unbelievably easy – I mean really, does it get much easier than making something in the microwave? No oven preheating or even turning on the stove top. And you’ll love that they taste even better than the the kind in the box. I know I’m hooked and my entire family loves these! They make a delicious on the go snack and can even satisfy that sweets/chocolate craving so you could swap out that after dinner dessert for one of these instead.

Microwave Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars | Cooking Classy

If you like these you might also want to check out the peanut butter version that I have posted which are also completely delicious, and of course just as simple. Enjoy!

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Microwave Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

5 from 1 vote

Yield: 9 bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or unsalted butter (I've tried and love both)
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add coconut oil or unsalted butter, brown sugar and honey to a 2 quart microwave safe bowl and heat mixture in microwave on HIGH power for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir (stir until butter is melted if using butter), then return to microwave and heat on HIGH power 1 minute longer if using coconut oil and 1 1/2 minutes longer if using butter. Carefully remove from microwave and blend in vanilla, then add in quick oats and stir until evenly coated. Fold in Rice Krispies and toss well to evenly coat, then firmly press mixture into one side of a buttered baking sheet with buttered hands (I used a regular sized cookie sheet and just pressed it them into 5-inch long bars using about 1/3 of the baking sheets width) then sprinkle top with chocolate chips and press into bars. Transfer to freezer and chill 10 minutes, then remove and cut into 9 bars. Store in an airtight container.
  2. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Lauren's Latest and Rachel Ray

Recipe Notes

If you find that your bars seem flimsy and fall apart, you may need to microwave the mixture longer the next time around as microwave wattages can vary and also you may need to press them down more firmly into the baking dish.

30 comments

  • Sarah J: These were SO easy to make. I didn’t use chocolate chips or the cereal but did the oats, raisins, sunflower seeds, and coconut flakes and I used butter and they turned out fantastic! I will be doing this again! I didn’t have a cookie sheet on hand so I used a square Pyrex and they were monster thick but so good! Super easy! April 11, 2018 at 11:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for letting me know they were enjoyed! April 12, 2018 at 11:49am Reply

  • WMartin: Where does the salt go? November 19, 2017 at 4:14pm Reply

  • Karen: I am so excited to finally find a granola bar without peanut butter or nut products. With my son having this allergy he really doesn’t get to experience these type bars. I will certainly be making these. Hope he enjoys because it would make a great after school snack. July 30, 2014 at 7:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope he loves them too! July 31, 2014 at 2:21pm Reply

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  • Jackie: OK, I have to say these are the best granola bars I’ve EVER had including all the store bought ones. This is no exaggeration. I have no idea how I’m suppose to go back to store bought ones…amazing. FYI- I never give reviews, and I just had to say: Thank you for this amazing and beyond easy recipe. You’re fantastic! January 7, 2014 at 9:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving your review Jackie! I’m so glad you did and I’m happy to hear you like this recipe! January 16, 2014 at 9:14pm Reply

  • Kim: These are so good! I made 1 version with chocolate Rice Krispies and another version with raisins, craisins and white chocolate :) November 7, 2013 at 8:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds delicious! So glad you liked them Kim! November 16, 2013 at 9:11pm Reply

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