No-Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars

Yep! I’ve pretty much found my new favorite recipe for the family.

No-Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars!!! They taste just like Quaker granola bars!

~LadyWithTheRedRocker~ No Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars!!!  So easy to make, and they taste just like Quaker granola bars!!! So good!

No foolin’!!

These really should be called Copy Cat Quaker Granola bars.

I’m for-serious!

I found these lovely bars on Pinterest. (Love Pinterest!) The recipe came from Lauren’s Latest.

What I like best about these bars is that they taste real. No fake processed food in these bars!!

Just pure yumminess!

No-Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars

4 cups quick cooking oats {not rolled oats!}
2 cup crispy rice cereal or Cheerios
1 stick butter
½ cup honey
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (or more per taste)

In a large bowl, stir oats and rice cereal together. Set aside. In a small pot, melt butter, honey and brown sugar together over medium high heat until it comes to a bubble. Reduce the heat and cook 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients. Pour into 9×13 jelly roll pan, lined with foil and lightly greased. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and allow chips to melt over the hot mixture for about 2 minutes, and then spread chocolate over bars. Cool on a counter top to room temperature for about 3-4 hours or until the chocolate chips are set before cutting into bars. (To speed up the hardening of the chocolate, place bars in frig for a few minutes – no more than 5 minutes, or the bars will be too hard to cut.) After the bars are cut, wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Notes: If the bars seem like they are not holding together when it is time to cut them, place them in the frig for a few minutes until they firm up a little. Do not leave the bars in the frig because they will become too hard to cut. The key to the bars sticking together is to make sure they have been pressed down hard enough. Spray the backs of spoons with cooking spray to help press bars into pan.

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~LadyWithTheRedRocker~ No Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars!!!  So easy to make, and they taste just like Quaker granola bars!!! So good!

I will warn you, these bars are very addicting.

You might have to hide them from the family. :D

~LadyWithTheRedRocker~ No Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars!!!  So easy to make, and they taste just like Quaker granola bars!!! So good!

Pure yumminess!

Enjoy!

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Comments

No-Bake Chocolate Covered Granola Bars — 27 Comments

  1. These look even better than the granola bars you buy at the store! They look like they would be addicting! :) Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! -The Six Sisters

  2. Oh Stephanie… I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to snack on those today! YUM!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

  3. These look delicious! And it’s so nice to finally see a no-bake granola bar recipe that doesn’t call for peanut butter! Both my kids are allergic, and I’m always bummed when I see something so yummy, only to find I can’t actually make it for them!

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