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Granola Bars Topped With Chocolate & Coconut

October 18th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Recipes | Snacks & Sweets

I have really been wanting to make these so I gave it a shot.  You can really add anything that you desire and top it with a combination of things to suit your families tastes.  So here it is…tweak yours as needed!

2 cups quick cooking oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup sucanat (I use this in place of brown sugar..If you use brown sugar use 1/2 cup), 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup flax seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup honey, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup chocolate mini chips

In a large bowl stir together the oats, flour, sucanat, raisins, flax seeds, salt, cinnamon, chocolate chips.  In a smaller bowl blend oil, applesauce, honey, egg and vanilla; pour this into the dry mixture and mix by hand until liquid is evenly distributed.  Press evenly into 9×13 baking pan (I lined the pan with parchment paper)

 

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 or 30 minutes or until the edges are golden.

This topping is optional but oh so yummy!  I melted 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp of Almond milk and spread over cooked granola then sprinkled shredded coconut.

Granola Bars Topped With Chocolate & Coconut

Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan then slice into bars.

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