These chocolate chip cookie granola bars are so fun and yummy! Abby and I made them for an after-school snack last week and had a great time together. Abby read the whole recipe to me and then helped me stir and add the chocolate chips. After we let them cool (which seemed like an eternity to my little impatient Abby) we ate them together with some milk and loved every bite! The cookie butter adds such a fun and delicious flavor to these bars. I have to say, I’ve attempted granola bars a few times before, but this is my first real success with them! I’m excited to try out some other variations as well. I think these would also be great substituting peanut butter or Nutella for the cookie butter. Yum!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Bars
adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
3/4 cup cookie butter (Biscoff, Speculoos, etc.)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup (I used honey)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chocolate chips (I used regular, but mini would be great!)
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with foil, then spray with cooking spray and set aside. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the cookie butter and coconut oil. Heat on half power for one minute, then stir until smooth. Add the honey, egg, and vanilla, and stir until well-combined. Add the oats, brown sugar, and salt, and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and pat smooth. Bake 21-24 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and set. Let cool in the pan 10-15 minutes, then remove using the foil and let cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing and serving. Store in an airtight container.