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Crispy Honey Nut Granola Bars

5 stars based on 27 votes

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I’ve tried dozens of homemade granola bars over the years – some crunchy, some chewy, some loaded with dried fruit, some studded with chocolate chips, some with honey and some with peanut butter. This one, according to me, is the end-all, be-all. The secret ingredient (believe it or not) is Rice Krispies, which make them wonderfully light and crispy. If you can imagine what a cross between a granola bar and Rice Krispy Treat would taste like, this is it.

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To make them, begin by lining a baking sheet with aluminum foil and toasting old fashioned rolled oats and nuts in the oven.

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Add the unsweetened coconut about halfway through so it doesn’t burn.

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In the meantime, combine honey, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan and whisk to blend.

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Combine the wet and dry mixtures along with the Rice Krispies in a large bowl and toss well.

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Transfer the mixture to baking pan.

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Spread evenly with a spatula, and then bake for twenty minutes.

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Cool completely, then cut into rectangles.

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These bars are perfect for breakfast on the go, family outings, road trips or afterschool snacks. Once you try them, you’ll never go back to the boxed stuff again. Enjoy!

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Crispy Honey Nut Granola Bars

Servings: Makes 12-16 granola bars
Total Time: 35 Minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (available at Whole Foods or natural food markets)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  2. Spread the oats, walnuts and almonds onto prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and toast for 7 minutes. Add coconut and toss well, then place back in the oven to cook about 6-8 minutes more. Keep an eye on it towards the end; you want the coconut to turn golden but not burn.
  3. In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until the brown sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce heat to 300°F. Combine the the oat mixture, honey mixture and rice cereal in a large bowl and toss well. (Reserve aluminum foil.)
  5. Use the reserved foil to line a 9x13-inch baking dish, then spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Turn granola bar mixture out into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly, being careful not to press down too hard. Bake for 20 minutes (be sure heat is reduced to 300°F). Remove from the oven and cool completely, about 1-1½ hours. Use the foil overhang to transfer bars to cutting board, then use a large knife to cut into rectangles. Store in a single layer in an airtight container for up to a week (do not stack the bars or they will stick together and fall apart).
  6. *You can swap in your favorite nuts and seeds as long as you keep the proportions of dry to wet ingredients the same. You can also toss in some dried fruit. On occasion, I’ll sprinkle some chocolate chips over top for the kids (you can't mix them in or they'll melt).
  7. **Be sure your oven is fully preheated before toasting nuts; the initial blast of heat to preheat the oven can burn them.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (16 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Cholesterol: 4mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    These are the best granola bars ever! Easy enough for toddlers to hold/eat and flavorful enough for kids & grown ups to enjoy. I feel great serving these to my family knowing that they are preservative-free and wholesome.

    I make a few adjustments for our family’s dietary preferences. I omit the coconut, use puffed brown rice, and reduce the amount of brown sugar. I have not yet, but plan to experiment with adding flax seeds for an additional nutrition boost, and powdered peanut butter for a fun flavor twist.

    - Andrea on November 28, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Exactly what I was searching for- Crunchy, not too sweet and delicious.

    - Carole S on June 10, 2017 Reply
  • Question: Why do you use foil instead of parchment paper? Thanks!

    - CJ on April 30, 2017 Reply
    • The foil overhang that is around the edge of the pan makes it very easy to transfer the bars in one piece to a cutting board. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on April 30, 2017 Reply
      • Makes sense. Thanks!

        - CJ on April 30, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Fantastic, just like your other recipes I’ve tried, Jenn!
    Perfect amount of sweetness!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us! 🙂

    - CJ on April 29, 2017 Reply
  • Hi, can coconut oil be substituted for the butter?

    - Marni on April 25, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Marni, I’ve never made these with coconut oil, but another reader commented that they did and were happy with the results. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on April 25, 2017 Reply
      • Hi am curious on what I could swap out the butter for as well besides coconut oil. Any suggestions?

        - Jo on April 26, 2017 Reply
        • Hi Jo, you could try replacing the butter with nut butter, but I’m not 100% sure how that will affect the texture of the bars.

          - Jenn on April 27, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi jenn,
    These are delicious! I did want to ask you if the heating time of the honey mixture might be a variable? My bars didnt hold together as well as I would like, could boiling the honey help? I’ve seen a few other recipes that use a candy thermometer…….

    - Gahlia on March 12, 2017 Reply
    • Glad you like them! The hotter you get the honey mixture, the better the bars will hold together. Just be careful not to cook for mixture for too long or the granola bars will be too hard.

      - Jenn on March 13, 2017 Reply
      • Ok, confession time….if you just let them cool COMPLETELY, instead of scarfing them up too soon, they hold together perfectly. Just the right amount of chewy and crunchy!

        - Gahlia on March 14, 2017 Reply
        • I guess patience really is a virtue :).

          - Jenn on March 14, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Is it ok to leave out the coconut if you don’t like it or will the quantities of the other ingredients have to be altered too?

    - Hannah on February 3, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Hannah, You can replace any of the add-ins, as long as you keep the proportions the same. You can just use more oats or rice cereal or add in something different like chia seeds. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on February 3, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Just delicious. I stopped buying commercial bars years ago when I realised how much sugar and junk were in them. With these, a few tablespoons of brown sugar and a half cup of honey to 1-1/2 cups of oats plus added ingredients is really not too bad, in my opinion. I can’t wait to experiment with different fruit and nuts – a pistachio cranberry version will be a hit at Christmas, and when my son starts school in a few years I will make a nut-free version with sunflower seeds and dried fruit. Your recipes are no-fail, Jenn! I haven’t made one that I didn’t love.

    - DeLM on June 22, 2016 Reply
  • We live on an island where it’s difficult to find good cereal bars. I therefore wanted to try making my own cereal bars. Best granola recipe I found.

    I substitute the oat and rice crisps for more nuts and dried fruits. I also only use honey and a bit of vanilla extract and they are absolutely delicious.

    - Maria on April 28, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hey Jen,
    what a great recipe and what a great site. I converted your recipe into baked apricot coconut wheat pop bars and they were a huge hit with all my friends and fellow students! Easy student food that takes the wheat pops up one level (or 10) 🙂
    Greetings from the student kitchen,

    - Johanna on March 23, 2016 Reply
  • These look delicious, but my daughter has a tree nut allergy and doesn’t like coconut. Can you suggest any replacements that would work, i.e. sunflower seeds? Would chia seeds work?? Thanks so much for all of your recipes. I’m a big fan of your website!

    - Katherine on February 26, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Katherine, You can replace any of the add-ins, as long as you keep the proportions the same. I think a combination of sunflower seeds and chia seeds would work (or even more oats and rice cereal). Hope you all enjoy them, and please let me know how they turn out! 🙂

      - Jenn on February 27, 2016 Reply
  • I would really like to make these but I am in Europe – do you know metric quantities I should use?

    - Cathy on January 30, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Cathy, I’ve just updated the recipe with metric quantities. Just look for the little toggle switch under the recipe name. Sorry for the delay and hope you enjoy them!

      - Jenn on February 3, 2016 Reply
  • 4 stars

    These taste delicious, but turned out very hard cooked at the exact temp & time noted in the recipe. I could not cut them with the knife after cooling. I finally decided to break the mixture up & use as granola!

    - Mary on January 12, 2016 Reply
    • Sorry to hear they were so hard, but sounds like you got some tasty granola out of it! Next time, try cooking them for a slightly shorter period of time (maybe your oven runs a bit hot).

      - Jenn on January 12, 2016 Reply
      • You also may have overcooked the syrup before coating the nut and oat mix and baking….

        - G-dog on January 12, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Very nice! They hold together BUT they are not too hard. I have some puffed grain cereal I may try in a future batch. I added pepitas and a bit more coconut without adjusting the liquid amount and they turned out fine. Quite tasty, probably don’t have to worry about them going stale…

    - G-dog on January 4, 2016 Reply
    • OK – these are SO good. Making double batches now and it lasts mere days!

      - G-dog on January 12, 2016 Reply
  • Is it ok to use salted butter and omit the 1/4 tsp salt? Also, dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar?

    - Connie on December 4, 2015 Reply
    • Connie, I’ve never made the granola bars that way, but I think it should be perfectly fine. Feel free to taste the mixture before you put it into the oven to make sure it’s to your liking. Good luck!

      - Jenn on December 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made these for my daughter’s water polo team as part of an after practice breakfast. The girls raved about them throughout the day and asked if we could have a team bonding event where we make dozens of bars. I have already been asked to make an additional batch for the next morning practice. Thank you for this delicious and very easy to follow recipe.
    *I made one small substitution only (pecans for walnuts)

    - Melissa on November 10, 2015 Reply
  • Could you please publish the nutritional information?

    Thank you.

    - Lisa on August 1, 2015 Reply
    • Done! It is under the recipe 🙂

      - Jenn on August 2, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    How many calories in each bar

    - Leona taylor on July 28, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Leona, I added the nutritional data beneath the recipe. Hope that helps!

      - Jenn on August 3, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars


    - belt on July 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi there, these look amazing and from all the reviews I am definitely going to make. I have a pantry full of nuts, oats and dried fruit and wondered if the recipe MUST use rice krispies?

    - Sarah Ann on June 29, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Sarah Ann, You can leave them out and replace with more oats, but the bars won’t have the same wonderful texture.

      - Jenn on June 29, 2015 Reply
      • Hey, Sarah Ann,
        I make my bars with wheat pops, since they’re more common to find in Europe. However, you might want to use the unsugared ones because the regular ones are covered in honey and that kind of drives the sweetness over the top. Also, crushing them just a little in a plastic bag before adding them together with the dry ingredients makes the bars stick together way better I found. I hope that this might be helpful in some way as well 🙂

        - Johanna on March 23, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    perfect!! made this, blogged and linked you!! thanks…

    - priyababy on April 30, 2015 Reply
  • Is there a substitute for coconut?

    - Tori on April 15, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Tori, You can increase any other ingredient in the recipe by the same amount.

      - Jenn on April 16, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    I have been experimenting with granola bar recipes due to their high cost and to get the ingredients back to basic. I mainly alter them by cutting sugars/honey (I have slightly elevated cholesterol and my MD recommended cutting sugar) and substituting some ingredients for what I have on hand. For this recipe I cut the brown sugar in half, used all whole almonds at 1 and 1/2 cup, substituted a flake and cluster cereal for the rice puff cereal, and left out the salt. I added 1/2 cup dried low sugar cranberries.

    - Erika on March 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi, can I replace the honey with maple syrup? Thanks.

    - KK on March 26, 2015 Reply
    • Hi KK, Unfortunately, I don’t think the bars will hold together as well with maple syrup.

      - Jenn on March 26, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    These granola bars were exactly what I was looking for except they are WAY to sweet. I spread some Wow butter on top (peanut-free peanut butter) and they are perfect. Could you tell me the best way to add some peanut butter into the recipe and still have them come out so nice – either as just an addition or substituting for some of the brown sugar or honey? Thanks!!

    - Ann on March 23, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Ann, You could try adding a few tablespoons in place of the brown sugar or honey. I wouldn’t alter the recipe too much though or the bars might not hold together as well.

      - Jenn on March 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Oh and used evaborated cane juice instead of brown

    - Laurie on March 22, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Oh and brown rice cereal. Lol.

      - Laurie on March 22, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best granola to date. Did pecans instead of walnuts and added dates that I chopped. They do fall apart a bit so I may either press them down more or just use as loose

    - Laurie on March 22, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made my first batch today and used pecans instead of walnuts, sunflower seeds instead of almonds, and I used gluten free cocoa rice krispies instead of normal rice krispies. I also added raisins and dried cranberries. I only cooked it for 15 minutes, but my oven tends to cook hot. It was fantastic, I LOVED IT! Serving it tomorrow at a family lunch as bite size granola squares

    - Stephanie on March 7, 2015 Reply
  • Can the butter be replaced with a nut butter? Also, as there is honey in the recipe I would look to leave out (or reduce) the brown sugar would this affect the texture?

    - Lauren on March 6, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Lauren, You can play around with the recipe a little but it will definitely affect the texture. The honey and sugar act as glue and the butter keeps the bars from being too hard. Sorry!

      - Jenn on March 6, 2015 Reply
  • Can you tell me please if the grola bars fall apart. I want to make bars that hold together well. Thank you

    - Linda on March 4, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Linda, These hold together well.

      - Jenn on March 5, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe was wonderful. I subbed unsalted peanuts instead of almonds and walnuts and added FD cherries. I also used Frosted Rice Krispies. You are right, you pretty much and mix and match. Now I am hooked. Thanks

    - Denise on February 22, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My granola bars doesn’t turn crispy?? Why

    - rizwana on February 2, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Rizwana, Did you make this recipe?

      - Jenn on February 2, 2015 Reply
      • No I didnt made this recipe. I made some other recipe of granola bar.
        Ok next time i will try ur recipe.

        - Rizwana on February 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Can these bars be frozen?

    I made them last night for a brunch bar this morning! I used pecans and wheat-free oats and rice cereal. I also substituted maple sugar for brown sugar. I sprinkled some dark chocolate chips on top before baking.

    I’m very pleased with how they turned out! A definite keeper for the old recipe box!

    - Louise on February 1, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Louise, Glad the bars turned out! It is fine to freeze them.

      - Jenn on February 1, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I have been experimenting with Vegan recipes so used coconut oil and palm sugar in the honey mixture. I also added some hemp hearts. I was thinking if I make them for my grand kids (who are not allowed to bring nuts to school) I would sub out the nuts for seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame). Such a versatile recipe… I’ll be using this again!

    - Carol James on October 20, 2014 Reply
  • This looks great but I have a question. What can I use instead of nuts, allergy reasons. I want the same crunch but not sure what the substitutes could be.

    - Jan Fulton on October 2, 2014 Reply
    • Try adding sunflower seeds, that’s what I did.

      - Stephanie on March 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    These are addictive! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to enjoy trying endless variations for my family. So much better (and cheaper) than store bought. My kids typically eat some kind of granola bars daily, as do I, so we have lot’s of opportunities to try these.

    - egbluesuede on August 3, 2014 Reply
  • How long will these keep?

    - Egbluesuede on July 12, 2014 Reply
    • I’d say they keep for about a week as long as you keep them tightly covered.

      - Jenn on July 14, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    These are great! I omitted the coconut since it was the only ingredient I didn’t have at home. For my husband and I they are a bit too sweet. Next time I will try them without the brown sugar and butter and add peanut butter instead. Can’t wIt to try more of your recipes!

    - Aman on June 23, 2014 Reply
  • Very good. Tried it and very easy to make.thankyou

    - Astrid on March 31, 2014 Reply
  • Can you make these without coconut?

    - Beth Lopez on December 12, 2013 Reply
    • Hi Beth, Yes that would be fine. Just replace the coconut with more of another ingredient that you like.

      - Jenn on December 15, 2013 Reply
  • i will let my 2 year old grandson’s review do the talking…num num!!!

    - kelly almasy on November 7, 2013 Reply
  • These are perfect – exactly what I was looking for: crunchy, crisp, full of flavor! With a small B&B, I’m always on the lookout for keeper-recipes, and this is definitely one! Just packed 2 in our guest’s lunch bag (so she has something to munch on during her painting class. And since she’s come here all the way from Israel, I wanted her to have all that she needed, so these granola bars are filling the bill beautifully!) Thank you!

    - Cheryl on October 8, 2013 Reply
    • Cheryl, What a thrill to know my granola bars are being served in your B&B! If you have any keeper-recipes that you’d like to share, please send them my way 🙂

      - Jenn on October 8, 2013 Reply
  • The best granola I made! Truly crispy and tastefull.
    I have photos if you re interested!
    Thank you from Greece

    - Celia on August 4, 2013 Reply
  • These are the best granola bars I’ve ever had! So yummy! I wouldn’t change a thing!

    - Grace on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • These are delicious! I use pecans instead of walnuts. The one time I added golden raisins they were almost too sweet for me (which is amazing because I love sweet things!), so I’m sticking to using only nuts and they are perfect every. single. time. Thank you, thank you for another winning recipe!

    - Rebecca on January 15, 2013 Reply
    • You’re welcome, Rebecca. So glad you enjoyed!

      - Jenn on January 17, 2013 Reply
  • Great recipe! We added dried fruit; raisins, cherries, pineapple. Still in the oven but looks Yummy!

    - Carrie on December 1, 2012 Reply
  • I have made these several times for the kids for afterschool snacks they are great!

    - Sarahjones on October 2, 2012 Reply
  • These granola bars are delicious! I would probably bake them for less time so they are not quite as crispy. I think it would also be delicious as loose granola for yogurt.

    - Shelley Thomas on September 20, 2012 Reply
  • We have made these granola bars several times and they always disappear quickly. Three of my four kids have peanut allergies, so it is always a challenge to find store bought bars that are not ‘peanut-tainted’. We had been looking for a crispy granola bar recipe, and this one nails it. I always have all the ingredients on hand and just love how the rice Krispies lighten up the bars…. perfect after school snack!

    - Liesel on May 17, 2012 Reply
  • I have been looking for a recipe for granola bars…cannot wait to try.

    - Donna on May 16, 2012 Reply
  • These are FABULOUS! My husband doesn’t like nuts, but loves these. I’m a fan of making my kids’ snacks rather than buying processed food. These are perfect! Nothing in them kids don’t like!

    - Amy Simonson on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • I would love to win your Boos Board give-away!
    And I look forward to making this yummy sounding recipe for Granola Bars. Love your website. Thank you!

    - Beverly Doerflein on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • Just made these and they are delicious! Seriously! I have been trying to find a recipe for a granola bar that wouldn’t fall apart and this held together great. I left the coconut out and added some flax seeds and peanut butter and my family can’t stop eating them. Thanks for posting this recipe!

    - Jenna on May 14, 2012 Reply
  • Sooo good. Thanks for the recipe!

    - Om Nom Nom on April 13, 2012 Reply
  • Jenn,

    Another fantastic recipe! I made these AND your Black Bean Soup today. Love them both! Thank you!!!!

    - Candace @ Sacred Mommyhood on March 14, 2012 Reply
  • Thank you for sharing, these were a hit!

    - Carissa on March 8, 2012 Reply
  • These are so easy to make and my whole family enjoys them. My kids told me to tell you there the best Granola bars ever!!

    - Adrienne Peach on March 8, 2012 Reply
  • I made this last night and followed the recipe perfectly and they were AMAZING! So yummy and my daughter loves them too. Next time I might add a little crazins and some chia seeds I hope its still good with the additions. THANK YOU for sharing your recipe

    - Stephanie on March 4, 2012 Reply
  • These are my go-to granola bar recipe!

    - Stefani on March 3, 2012 Reply
  • Since I found this recipe, I have made it once a week without fail. I’m super busy and this is the perfect on-the-go snack. I follow the recipe but add 1/2 c walnuts; 1/2 c pecans; 1/4 c goji berries; a handful of raw sunflower seeds, raw pumokin seeds, and flax seeds. It’s so unbelieveably delicious. We simply can’t get enough ot it. Thanks, Jen!!

    - Wendy L. on March 2, 2012 Reply
  • These are so good and so much better than the store bought kind! yummm

    - kelly almasy on March 2, 2012 Reply
  • This is one of the first recipes I tried from Once Upon A Chef and it was delicious!!

    - Julie on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Yum. That’s all that needs to be said.

    - Jackie Gaskins on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • This look simple and AMAZINGLY delicious! I’m going to make it tonight – thanks for sharing!!!

    - Cassie on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Finally! I have been searching for this recipe for years and can’t wait to try it. I’ve had so many failed homemade granola bar attempts (they usually end up crumbling and turn into granola). Yay!

    - GJ on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • So I finally made these after I put them off for a week b/c I just thought it was to much work. I was wrong…very easy! So I did make a change….I substituted pecans for the walnuts & I made these in my large bar pan from Pampered Chef (needed something a bit smaller)…I didn’t spray it or use foil. I should have sprayed it…it was ok though….I followed all the bake time and they came out crunchy granola bars which is ok…the bits that didn’t stick together we put in a zipper back and we are going to use it as an addition into vanilla yogurt. Next time I will use the foil so I can lift it out of the pan & going to add raisins & decrease the bake time by 5 min. I also did use the coconut and it was the sweetened b/c I couldn’t find unsweet. I don’t like coconut and I couldn’t taste it all all. I was very happy…I will be playing around with this recipe…Thanks for posting it!

    - Joy on June 23, 2011 Reply
  • Joy, Thanks so much for your question. Granola bars are very forgiving so you can play around with the recipe. I think your best bet would be to replace the coconut with more oats. If you want to add dried fruits, I’d keep it between ¼-½ cup (I sometimes add ¼ cup currants). There are already a lot of nuts in the recipe but feel free to change the variety. The only other thing I would add is that the coconut flavor in these bars is very subtle and almost imperceptible. I use unsweetened dried coconut which has a much milder flavor than the sweetened stuff. Of course, if you have a coconut allergy it’s a moot point but just thought I’d mention in case you wanted to give the original recipe a go. Hope this helps!

    - Jennifer on June 11, 2011 Reply
  • Hi, My family eats very healthy & granola bars are apart of that. I’ve tried other recipes, but didn’t like the outcome. I really want to try yours, but I too have an issue with coconut as the previous poster stated. Could you please give some variations to this recipe? Like how much of the dried fruit & nuts (for a trail mix) to add & others flavors. I’m a recipe follower and I’m afraid of messing stuff up. I can bake and cook very well, but with new things I want it to end up tasting great. Is it possible that you can email me with these change in ingredients? Thanks in advance!

    - Joy on June 10, 2011 Reply
  • These were GREAT! I did not put the coconut in them (only because my husband dislikes coconut) but the nuts were wonderful in them! I brought some to work & they want more! Extremely easy recipe – another keeper!! Thanks!

    - Esther on June 9, 2011 Reply
  • Ohh I love these. I prefer ones w/o peanut butter, so these sound perfect!

    - leslie on May 24, 2011 Reply
  • I was looking for something I could make and send to my son who is deployed right now. This will be perfect as it won’t melt and should package well for shipment.

    - Danita on May 20, 2011 Reply
  • I have been looking for a good homemade granola bar recipe for AGES! This looks perfect! Thank you!

    - Pippajo on May 19, 2011 Reply
  • These look fantastic! I am not a big fan of coconut though, but I’m afraid that omitting it will throw off the delicate balance of fats in the recipe (and lead to a crumbly bar). Could I substitute flaxseed meal maybe?

    - Rachel Jones on May 19, 2011 Reply
  • I love your recipes! Being a foodie myself, I have been inspired by your blog and shared it with hundreds of friends! I’m definitely making these bars and adding some flax seed as well.

    Thank you!

    - Melissa Allison-Lee on May 19, 2011 Reply

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