Chewy Coconut Oat Granola Bars Stuffed With Chocolate Date Caramel

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recipe by Imma Eat That http://immaeatthat.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    9
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    365

It’s the granola bar of all granola bars. They have chocolate and peanut butter in the middle. These thick, chewy bars make the perfect snack or dessert.

Inspired by: http://immaeatthat.com/2014/08/20/coconut-oat-granola-bars-stuffed-chocolate-date-caramel/

recipe updated Feb 21, 2020

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats icon
    Rolled oats
    2 ½ cups (about 396 g)
  • Pistachios icon
    Pistachios
    ¼ cup (about 31.2 g)
  • Sunflower seeds icon
    Sunflower seeds
    ¼ cup (about 34.2 g)
  • Pecan pieces icon
    Pecan pieces
    ¼ cup (about 31.8 g)
  • Coconut icon
    Coconut
    ¼ cup (about 24.48 g)
  • Ground flaxseed icon
    Ground flaxseed
    ¼ cup (about 40.32 g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    ¼ tsp (about 1.5 g)
  • Banana icon
    Banana
    1 (about 120 g)
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    ¼ cup (about 66.24 g)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    ½ tsp (about 2.2 g)
  • Honey icon
    Honey
    ¼ cup (about 100.8 g)
  • Dates icon
    Dates
    ½ cup (about 74.4 g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    as needed
  • Dark chocolate chips icon
    Dark chocolate chips
    ½ cup (about 85.2 g)
  • Peanut butter icon
    Peanut butter
    2 tbsp (about 33 g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Panasonic 2-in-1 Microwave Oven
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Square pan - 8"
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl

Step preview

  1. Add rolled oats, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pecan pieces, coconut, ground flaxseed and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix until combined
  3. Add banana, coconut oil, milk, vanilla extract and honey to a clean medium bowl
  4. Mix
  5. Transfer wet ingredients to oat mixture
  6. Mix thoroughly until well combined
  7. Add dates to a clean small glass bowl
  8. Fill with water
  9. Heat until boiling - 3 min 30 sec
  10. Set aside - approx 5 min
  11. Drain
  12. Mash until smooth
  13. Add dark chocolate chips to a clean small glass bowl
  14. Heat until melted - 1 min
  15. Transfer chocolate mixture to chocolate mixture
  16. Add peanut butter to the chocolate mixture
  17. Stir until well combined
  18. Prepare a clean square pan with parchment paper
  19. Transfer half of oat mixture to square pan
  20. Press evenly
  21. Transfer chocolate mixture to square pan
  22. Spread evenly
  23. Transfer the rest of oat mixture to square pan
  24. Spread evenly and cover
  25. Chill in fridge - approx 2 hr
  26. Cut into squares
  27. Wrap individually with plastic wrap
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