Chocolate Yogurt Granola Bars

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Chocolate Frosted GranolaUnder normal circumstances, I try to limit the amount of baking chips I purchase.  But, let’s be honest, you can’t expect a girl to just never buy chocolate chips, can you?

I found a clearance basket at my local grocery store that was full of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips.  I’m not sure whether they were being discontinued or what, but they were going for $1 a bag.

I bought 5 bags.  And regretted not buying more.

Having this much self control is exhausting.  I’m pretty sure I deserve an award {or at least a reward} for all the money I didn’t spend last week.  Check me out:  I went to Hobby Lobby and spent less than $20.  I went to World Market and spent less than $25.  AND I went to IKEA and spent less than $30.

If you don’t include lunch.  Which I don’t.  Because that was a separate self-control win altogether. {Chocolate cake, anyone?!}

Yogurt granola bar

What is it exactly that makes granola bars seem healthy?  Is it the oats?  Or maybe the honey?  Whatever it is, mine are triple healthy because they have oats, honey, AND yogurt.

Ta-da!  A triple healthy, no bake, chocolate granola bar.  Believe it, people.  There is a God.

Tutorial granola bars

Granola recipe

So now I can take a break from all that self-control.  I can eat as many chocolate frosted sweet granola bars as I want.  I’m calling this my reward for being so disciplined.

Someone tell my husband how amazing I am, would you?

4.0 from 3 reviews

Chocolate Yogurt Granola Bars
 
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A recipe for a no-bake granola bar frosted with chocolate yogurt.
Category: Snacks
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup rice krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • ½ bag chocolate chips (about 5-6 oz.)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter, sugar, honey, and peanut butter together, stirring to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats and cereal. Pour butter mixture over, and toss to coat.
  3. Press mixture into a quarter sheet pan, pressing flat to get an even layer. Chill for 10-15 minutes before frosting.
  4. For frosting, melt chocolate chips* and add yogurt. Mix well.
  5. Frost cooled bars, then chill again. Cut into 18 pieces. Keep in refrigerator.
Notes
*I used Ghiradelli 60% cocao bittersweet chips, but feel free to use whatever chips you prefer. I think the milk chocolate chips would be great with this.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Biscoff Granola Bars from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Almond Power Bars from Kitchen Stewardship

Copycat Nature Valley Granola Bars from Chocolate Covered Katie

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Comments

  1. Aw yes self control..LOL I have very little when it comes to thing I like to eat. Just ask the elastic on my waistband. .Thank you for sharing I invite you to link this yumminess on my blog hop too. Hugs

  2. I love home made granola bars! I dont’ make granola (or bars) too often because I end up eating the entire pan in one sitting. This owuld be especially dangerous with all the added chocolate!

  3. I make granola all the time, but you have just inspired me to top it with chocolate. Thanks :)

  4. You can never have too many chocolate chips. I get worried when our supply dips under 3 or 4 pounds. ;-) Nice recipe – granola bars means this is totally healthy, right? ;-) Thanks for this.

  5. Great use for such a chocolate find.. Thanks for sharing your bars on foodie friday.

  6. These sound great! Visiting from SITS! Enjoy your SITS day!

  7. These look so good!

    Will definitely be making them in the near future!

    Happy SITs day!

  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I’m sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

  9. These look AMAZING! And I think I might actually be able to pull them off, even with my limited baking experience :) Happy SITS Day!!

  10. I love anything with chocolate! Yummmmmmmyyyy! Thanks for such a simple great food blog. Stopping by from SITS!

  11. I love this recipe! What a great idea – these will definitely be in my daughter’s lunchbox this week. :)

  12. I love that you worked yogurt into the recipe (and worked in some chocolate too!)

  13. score on the $1 choco chips. Ghiradelli is the best chocolate! I probably would’ve bought like 20! haha. I can’t wait to try these

  14. You are a hoot! I am so jealous of your $1 bags of Ghiradelli chips. What a steal! Those bars look amazing too!

    Thanks for linking up at Friday Food Fight!

  15. Fun idea to use yogurt in these! Nice chip $score!

  16. Uh oh…. can I stop myself for not saying no for this yummie recipe! My mouth start waterish and I will just pick up one from the bakery. Kept this recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy hop Thursday -

  17. These look so yummy. I’m looking for a granola bar to make for my husband to take to work.
    You state to keep the bars in the fridge… is this because they are going to get mushy and fall apart?
    I can keep the batch in the fridge but I imagine my hubby is going to keep the one bar he takes to work in his bag until 2 in the afternoon. How well will they hold up do you think?

  18. Amie, I probably wouldn’t count on this recipe holding up to a lunchbox very well. Homemade bars in general tend to do better in the fridge, but you might try this recipe (peanut butter) http://www.jensfavoritecookies.com/2012/06/25/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/ or this one (Biscoff) http://measuredbytheheart.com/2012/08/biscoff-granola-bars.html. These two might be a better bet. Good luck!

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