YUMM It sticks with you. These little details that you provide make all the difference. Thanks Jenn for the great recipe! Dear Jennifer, your recipes never fail me. While this tasted amazing, the bars fell apart as I tried to cut them. My dog would probably get along well with Cookie if she comes! Thanks for letting me know, Joe. OK-I will keep you posted. We also want to try them with coconut. Thank you! Yes, Valerie, I think coconut oil would work here. they came out very nicely since they were already cut. Sorry you didn’t love this recipe. Omit the sugar? I’m not sure Brenda. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! Here’s the link if you want to check it out! Read more…, Plus free email series "5 of a Classically Trained Chef". Use the spatula to press the chips firmly into place and compact the mixture into the pan as much as possible. So many that we love and I love the tips that help modify to my needs. Hi Kaime, They are a bit crumbly if left out at room temperature but I find they hold together very well if kept cold. I see the recipe calls for plain almonds? If I wanted to make these with raisins, pecans and coconut, would I decrease a dry ingredient by the commensurate amount of coconut that I am adding ? I recently went online and saw a number of recipes, however the reviews were fair to not so good. Before I start are your American measurements in this different to Australian (our cup is 250 mills). I can’t wait for my afternoon cup of tea. Hi, Can I substitute chia seeds for the flax seeds? Thanks for the recipe! These are amazing! They’re very delicious, but mine crumbled. Thanks! I think, keeping all other ingredients the same, you could probably reduce the brown sugar or honey by a few tablespoons, but any more than that the bars will completely fall apart. This is a late suggestion, but there are several other options for puffed grained cereals out there. Hi Cathey, You could use regular granulated sugar. Do you think subbing vegetable oil or coconut oil will ruin the consistency? Can I use either of those as substitutes in the recipe and just eliminate the extra salt? chips. I did decrease the oats but without the extra wet ingredients, they still would not stick. Added sunflower and chia seeds for health benefits. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Mine turned out to taste like toffee and I can’t taste anything else (oats, chocolate chips). I made these for my daugher-in-law because she’s pregnant and wants to snack on healthy food. You can use more oats in place of the Rice Krispies but, unfortunately, the texture won’t be quite the same. Any thoughts on substitutions besides the raisins? Where do you get mini dark chocolate chips? But….half the things you get in America are not obtainable here and I have no health shops near me. I work for a newspaper and our very well respected food editor was raving about them. These are fabulous! Also, can I leave out the butter? These Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are unbelievably delicious and, if you wrap them individually, just as easy to grab when you're on-the-go as the ones you buy at the market (plus, you'll have no problem pronouncing all of the ingredients in these). Thank you! This will help the mixture better hold the granola bars … So my son does NOT eat any type of granola bars…but he had one bite of these and asked me to make more! Ridiculous. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Too much honey won’t help it stick together. Luke is allergic to dairy (butter) . Best granola bars so far! Pre-packaged, too sweet, milk chocolate granola bars at lunch and before volleyball practice. canola oil. After one bite I knew I would making these forever! The second time I tried to cut back on the honey and they didn’t hold up as well. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. Thanks — Marsha, Hey I was wondering if you can take out the almonds altogether and just have chocolate chips? Thanks Sharon. Can I simply substitute the Rice Krispys with more oatmeal or my homemade granola? The whole family pines for them and I have pledged to create “granola bricks” for everyone for christmas this year. Also used about 5 Tbsp. Yummy!!! I chopped up some roasted salted almonds and some dried cherries. I replaced brown sugar with almond butter to cut down on sugar. Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes. My only complaint is they disappear so quickly! I accidentally left them in the fridge overnight and they broke quite a bit when I tried to cut them, but they were delicious. They work just like butter and have saved my family! Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. These are the granola bars my kids request all the time. I have made about 4 pans since I found this recipe. I made these today after reading the reviews. Off the heat, stir in the salt and vanilla extract. Have you any suggestions on how to add protein powder to the bar recipe? I’m going to try it with peanut butter chips next time. Fat.protien.fiber?. Press lightly into the prepared pan. Hi Julia, You could reduce some of the honey and/or brown sugar replace with peanut or almond butter. She loved them! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What do you think? Finally, it occurred to me to use quick-cooking oats—oats that have been rolled out thinner and cook in about 60 seconds—to get the right texture. After baking them, they had a chewy top and a slightly harder, somewhat crispy bottom. To modify them for oatmeal raisin bars, what you suggested (the raisins and the cinnamon) are exactly what I’d suggest! These are delicious! Maybe I am boiling too long? (As do ALL your recipes- IMO- it pays to be a perfectionist… :). Wow – these are so incredibly sweet! Thanks for the terrific recipe! I just made the granola bars yesterday and they came out perfectly. I am doung Weight watchers and need to know the points? Sure Julie, just reduce another dry ingredient in the recipe by 1/2 cup. Enjoy! I did cut the recipe in half and cooked in my 8x8 pan for exactly 25 minutes. 30 did it-on Convection. Go check her out for some new healthy ideas! Thanks Jenn! Hi Stefan, The bars don’t need to stay cold. So excited to share these granola bars with them tomorrow. These bars can be sweetened (mostly) with Medjool dates, if you’d like to increase the fiber content.