Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars - The Lemon Bowl
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars

An ideal snack or breakfast on-the-go, these chewy granola bars are filled with tart cherries, dark chocolate chips and protein-packed walnuts.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword granola bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 258kcal
Author Liz Della Croce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 cups oats old fashioned or quick-cooking
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder regular works too
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips I used Ghirardelli baking chips
  • optional: extra dried tart cherries and dark chocolate chips - for sprinkling on top before baking

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a food processor, pulse together dried tart cherries, oats, walnuts, flax seed meal and salt until finely chopped, roughly the consistency of sand.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth. Add the oats mixture to the bowl and stir until evenly coated with the chocolate honey mixture.
  • Add dark chocolate chips to the bowl and stir again. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle additional tart cherries and chocolate chips on top before baking 20-25 minutes.
  • Let bars cool completely before slicing.

Notes

While the bars will taste delicious warm or room temperature, they slice best when chilled in the refrigerator 3 hours or up to overnight.
Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.6g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 10.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 214mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 22.1g