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
    2.5 cups (396g)
  • Pistachios icon
    Pistachios
    about ¼ cup (31g)
  • Sunflower seeds icon
    Sunflower seeds
    about ¼ cup (34g)
  • Pecan pieces icon
    Pecan pieces
    about ¼ cup (32g)
  • Coconut icon
    Coconut
    about ¼ cup (24g)
  • Ground flaxseed icon
    Ground flaxseed
    about ¼ cup (40g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Banana icon
    Banana
    1 (120g)
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    ¼ cup (72ml)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    ½ teaspoon (2ml)
  • Honey icon
    Honey
    about ¼ cup (101g)
  • Dates icon
    Dates
    about ½ cup (74g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    as needed
  • Dark chocolate chips icon
    Dark chocolate chips
    about ½ cup (85g)
  • Peanut butter icon
    Peanut butter
    2 tbsp (33g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Panasonic 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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