Paleo Chewy Granola Bars


These Paleo Chewy Granola Bars are a great grab and go breakfast. Easy to make and so delicious! They are gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened only with honey. You will love them!

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars made with Golden Barrel Coconut Oil

These bars are so easy to make and come together quickly. The most time consuming part is chopping the nuts and that’s not too bad. I used pecans and almonds, but you can use whatever nuts you have on hand. I was thinking how good these would be with cashews! Once they are baked they are thick, chewy, and just so good!

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars


Paleo Chewy Granola Bars

These are so soft and chewy. One important tip is to pack them tightly- press them down in the pan before baking, after baking, and even press them together after cutting if needed. This helps ensure they stay together if you’re carrying them around.

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars

The chocolate drizzle is optional, but makes it look so pretty. They’re definitely sweeter that way and more dessert-like. These are so good on their own though! Packed with chopped nuts, coconut, and honey they are a great snack that will satisfy your hunger and are sweet, but just the right amount of sweetness 🙂

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars

I want to answer a couple questions I may get. If you do have any others, let me know in the comments section below.

Can I replace the honey with another sweetener?

-Unfortunately, no. The stickiness of the honey is needed to help hold these bars together.

Can they be made egg free?

-Possibly. I haven’t tried it myself, but a flax or chia egg may work.

Can I use different nuts/nut butter?

-Yes! Just make sure the measurements are the same and it should work great.

What is the calorie count per bar?

-I don’t know because I don’t count calories or fat or carbs. There are many places online you can calculate that if needed.

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars

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Paleo Chewy Granola Bars
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Servings Prep Time
10 bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Paleo Chewy Granola Bars
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
10 bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings: bars
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine nuts, coconut, cinnamon, salt, and almond flour.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together coconut oil, honey, and almond butter. Microwave for 10-20 seconds if needed to get smooth.
  4. Pour coconut oil mixture on the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Add the egg and stir again.
  5. Dump mixture into the prepared pan and press down to make very firm, as evenly as possible. This is an important step to get them to hold together.
  6. Bake for 30-32 minutes, the edges will be slightly brown.
  7. Once removed from the oven, press down again using a spatula.
  8. Once cool, cut into 10 bars.Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 10 second intervals until smooth and drizzle over bars if desired.
  9. Store covered at room temperature.
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46 thoughts on "Paleo Chewy Granola Bars"

  1. I read and re-read the instructions and I could not find where the egg was added in.

    1. I’m sorry Lisa! I forgot to include it, but it’s fixed now and added to step 4. Thanks for pointing it out so I could fix it! I hope you enjoy!

  2. Kathryn says:

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown per bar?

    1. Hi Kathyrn- no I do not, sorry!

  3. Debra says:

    Hi there! Do you have to use the unsweetened coconut? I really don’t like the taste of it very much. I’ve made non paleo granola bars before and omitted it but since this recipe calls for a lot of it, I am not sure how it will effect the recipe..thanks!

    1. Hi Debra- it is a key ingredient. You may be able to substitute it with almond flour or something like that with similar texture. I hope that helps and let me know if you try them 🙂

  4. Melanie says:

    can I use regular flour? don’t need them to gf

    1. Hi Melanie- yes, that will work. Hope you love them!

    2. Silky says:

      Is it possible to make it with all nuts and no coconut flakes? For example using pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and almonds

      1. Hi Silky- I think that would work great. Just chop up the nuts and seeds well to mimic the coconut texture. Hope you love them!

  5. Kyndell says:

    just made them, soooo good!! thank you

    1. You’re welcome, Kyndell! Thanks for trying them- so glad you like them! 🙂

  6. Lauren says:

    If I cut the recipe in half, do I need to adjust the baking time?

    1. Hi Lauren- if you want to half it I would suggest using a loaf pan and keeping the bake time the same. I hope you enjoy!

      1. Lauren says:

        Thank you. These turned out great. I love them. What is the best way to store them so that they last the longest? It’s only me eating them, so a whole batch will take me a while to get through. I’ve been keeping them refrigerated because I love the flavor of coconut this way. How long will they last in the fridge if they are in an airtight container? Is freezing better if it is for several weeks? Thanks so much!

        1. You’re welcome, Lauren! I’m so glad you like them! Refrigerating is best- I think they’ll last a couple weeks that way. I don’t think freezing is necessary. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  7. Brenda Russell says:

    Loved it!! Thank u!! I substuited half cup rasins and half cup shredded carrot, for one of the cups of nuts. It turned out great!! I just wanted to share! It was a little less expensive then 2 cups nuts.?Brenda

    1. You’re welcome, Brenda! I’m so glad you like them! I love your substitutions, they sound great 🙂

  8. Abby says:

    I was wondering if I could substitute Sukrin gold fiber syrup for some or all of the honey ? I know the honey thickness & stickiness is needed to hold them together… I appreciate any advise you can give me.

    1. Hi Abby- I’m not super familiar with Sukrin gold fiber syrup, but according to their website it can be replaced 1:1. Is it as sticky as honey? You may know that better than me. I say try it and the worst that could happen is they don’t hold together and it’s more of a granola. Hope that helps!

  9. Angela Z says:

    I tried this recipe and it was DELICIOUS! My boyfriend even thought so! I made a double batch the 2nd time and will continue to make these!

    1. Thanks for trying my recipe, Angela! I’m so glad you and your boyfriend enjoy them 🙂

  10. Merna says:

    How would it be like if I substitute Almond butter with sugar-free peanut butter spread?

    1. Hi Merna- Yes, that would definitely work! I’d use a natural unsweetened kind since that’s what almond butter I used. It would be the closest. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Lisa says:

    Can you use other brand coconut oil

    1. Hi Lisa- yes, that will work! Hope you enjoy!

  12. Katie says:

    Could you lessen the honey (sugar)?

    1. Hi Katie- sorry for the delayed response. You may be able to a little, maybe to 1/3 cup, but it’s so important for the bars to hold together. I hope you try them!

  13. Corrina says:

    Hi, these are amazing and I make them all the time. Can they be frozen?

    1. Thanks for trying my recipe, Corrina! I think they would freeze great.

  14. Jayne says:

    Taste good but totally fell apart. Disappointed.

    1. Jayne b says:

      I need to add another comment as I was disappointed they fell apart. Put all the pieces in a container in frig all night. This am scooped some up and the flavor is delicious. I will try again and chop nuts up finer next time. Maybe that’s why fell apart. Sure worth another try based on flavor.

    2. I’m sorry, Jayne! Thanks for trying my recipe, and I hope you can still enjoy them.

  15. Brooke says:

    These are delish!?

  16. Laura says:

    Made these yesterday and couldn’t wait for them to cool completely before trying them.. they’re so good! I’ll definitely be making these again! Instead of almond butter, I used Once Again’s Organic Sunflower Seed Butter which is my favorite, and tastes way better than any almond butter I’ve tried. I also wasn’t sure mine wouldn’t fall apart since the batter was still gooey after I pulled them out of the oven, but letting them cool in the fridge for several hours did the trick. Thanks again for this delicious recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying them, Laura! I agree that Sunbutter is so good! I’m glad they turned out great even though you were unsure. You’re welcome. Thanks for the great feedback!

  17. What’s the best way for them to stick together? Mine fell apart. Does it make a difference for a baking dish vs. pan?

    They were amazing!!! However, I was eating it out of a bowl with a spoon. I don’t know what I did wrong.

    1. Hi Cee! Thank you for trying my recipe and I’m sorry they didn’t hold together. I am glad you still ate them, but want them to work for you. You have to really press them in the pan and again once they’re out of the oven. Let them cool before cutting and don’t reduce the honey at all. I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.

  18. Barb Slusarczyk says:

    My husband and I just love these. I wondering if you can add blueberries or cranberries to these? If so, how much do you think?

    1. Thanks, Barb! Dried blueberries or cranberries would both work great. I don’t think fresh is a good idea, but like the idea of dried. Hope you try that. I’d say maybe 1/2 cup. Reduce the coconut a little if needed. Hope that helps.

  19. Dawna says:

    How long do they keep? I need something for a 10 day backpacking trip.

  20. Trisha says:

    Yum, i made these. Hard not to eat then. Am going to freeze them otherwise I won’t be able to get through them.

  21. Corine says:

    Can I substitute a flax egg for the egg in the recipe? I’m intolerant to eggs.

  22. Andrea says:

    Thanks so much for a delicious recipe! I tasted it before I added the egg and it was so yummy, I was tempted to just keep it like that without adding the egg and not baking it, but I decided to continue and the bars are equally as yummy! Mine are very crumbly though and are more like granola than a bar but the flavor is delicious! Thanks again!

  23. Zara Boyd says:

    Despite ALL the comments regarding how crumbly these bars are I decided to proceed. I am a professional cook and I also bake for a hobby. I am confident and capable but they turned out poorly. Very, very crumbly. I can not sell these to customers and the ingredients are kinda expensive; nuts, organic honey and coconut oil… plus the time and effort. They taste delicious however but not presentable as a bar. I followed the recipe precisely. A complete waste of money and effort. Please do not make these.

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