I always like to make granola bars, ensuring I have quick and fairly healthy snacks in the cupboard. For these granola bars I used a similar recipe to the one I created for Almond, Apricot, Cranberry and Chocolate Granola Bars using the base recipe and changing a few ingredients to add a whole new flavour to the bars. I love the flavour combination of coconut and cherry and it really works well in a granola bar. I made these ones slightly bigger than the other ones to experiment with sizing and achieving a good portion size. This recipe makes about 12 but you can easily cut it into as many squares or slices you would like.
Ingredients for 12 Granola BArs
2 ½ (213g) cups rolled oats
½ cup (50g) desiccated coconut
½ cup (75g) sunflower seeds
½ tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp (40g) unsalted butter
⅓ cup (113 g) honey
¼ cup (55g) light brown sugar
pinch of salt
½ cup (100g) glacé cherries
50g plain chocolate chunks
- Pre-heat the oven to 175°C/ 350°F and line a roughly 8×6 inch tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter, honey, sugar, salt and extracts in a medium sized saucepan, remove from the heat and add the oats, coconut, seeds, cherries and roughly half the chocolate chunks and mix well.
- Pour into the tray, scatter the remaining chocolate chunks over the top and press down with the back of a spoon.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.