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Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars

Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted, plus more for greasing
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, toss the oats with the canola oil, cinnamon, melted butter and salt.
  • Spread the mixture out on 2 baking sheets and toast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Shake the pan occasionally to make sure the oats do not burn.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, apple juice and agave.
  • Stir while heating slowly until everything is combined.
  • Stir in the vanilla and remove from the heat.
  • Grease one baking sheet thoroughly with butter.
  • Toss together the toasted oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, coconut and almonds.
  • Pour in the sugar mixture.  Be sure to stir as you pour.
  • Toss to combine.  The mixture will be very sticky.
  • Press into the greased baking sheet and bake until golden (about 25 minutes).
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Cut into granola bar sized pieces with a sharp knife and remove from the pan.
  • Dip the bottom only of the cooled granola bars straight into the melted chocolate.
  • Set on parchment until set or pop in the refrigerator.