Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

No bake granola bars are a welcome treat any time of day.  They are great for on-the-go breakfasts, delicious in lunch boxes, and perfect to munch on after school or work.  Chocolate and coffee gives these Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars a delicious mocha flavor.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

We go through granola bars like crazy around here.  I used to buy a couple boxes of the bars each week, until I realized how much cheaper it was to make homemade ones each week.  Over the years, I have created quite a few versions of baked and no bake bars.

The no bake granola bars are definitely my favorite for obvious reasons.  10-15 minutes tops is all it takes to have a pan of yummy bars waiting to be devoured.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

Is anyone else in shock that the end of the year has come up so quickly?

I seriously feel like we just got over winter, and now the kids will be out of school in just 2 days.  They are so excited to be done with all things school related.

Bring on the sun and shine and the lazy days at the pool.  Hhhhmmm pool days means I should ramp up those work outs.  Or not.  At this point I kind of don’t care…I just want to enjoy the sunshine!  Of course, ask me that again when I actually have to put a swimsuit on.  My answer will probably be slightly different!

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

With the end of school year staring me down in the face, I wanted to come up with a cute snack/gift that could be used for a Thank You for our school teachers.

I have had this Drink Sleeve die cut sitting in my office for a while now.  With my current trend of using coffee in all my treats, I knew that this would be the perfect little gift.  You can pick up a few clean coffee cups from the coffee shop the next time you stop in.  The die cut package also comes with cute label die cuts for the front of the sleeve.  Use your computer to print out the words “thanks a latte” and cut it to fit inside one of the shapes.  

Make sure you check out We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts for more cute packaging options.  The code BRUCREW will save you 20% off your purchase!!

Adding coffee and cocoa powder to these no bake granola bars gives them a delicious mocha flavor.  Stir the instant coffee and cocoa powder into the melted butter and honey until it dissolves.  Then just stir in the oats and cocoa krispies until completely coated with the chocolate goodness.

Note:  Do not stir in the chocolate chips until the mixture has cooled.  The little chocolate chips melt very quickly if your oats are warm.  Give it at least 5 minutes to cool off before stirring the chocolate in.  Then press everything firmly into a buttered pan.

I told you these bars were easy.  15 minutes and you can be out of the kitchen and planning fun things to do during summer vacation.  Just make sure you have lots of caffeinated granola bars to keep you going.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

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Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10-12 granola bars

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Coffee and chocolate add a delicious flavor to these easy NO BAKE granola bars. Perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes, and after school snacks.

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 1/4 cups cocoa Rice Krispie cereal
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place the butter, honey, and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over low-medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the instant coffee and cocoa powder. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the oats and stir until covered. Slowly add the cereal and stir until completely coated. Let cool for 5-7 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into a buttered 8x8 baking pan. Let set. Cut into 10-12 bars. Store in a sealed container.

Notes

*You can leave out the instant coffee if you do not like the taste of coffee in your treats.

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 More delicious coffee flavored treats to get you going for the day:

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark

 

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Comments

  1. Janet says

    I am with you just give me sunshine and who gives a flip about the way we look or anything else!! Love it!

    I love to make homemade granola bars too. They are easy and I love that I can add anything to our liking. Plus you know what is in them :)

  2. says

    All of those chocolate chips are making me hungry… It’s been 2 hours since my last piece of chocolate; can you tell I’m already going through withdrawals? ;) We went through boxes of granola bars like crazy too while I was growing up, and that was just between my brother and me! We’d eat the Nutri-Grain ones, Nature Valley, Chewy bars… Basically anything and everything with fruit, chocolate, and oats. For morning and afternoon snacks, after-lunch treats (when we ran out of cookies), and random tummy rumbles. So many fond memories!
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  3. says

    I can’t keep granola bars in the house long at all, so I make them often. I would probably keep these all to myself with all of that coffee flavor and chocolate! What a delicious treat and it’s healthy, too. :) I can’t believe the end of the school year is here either, and I love the gift you made! Those teachers are sure lucky!
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  4. says

    I love the sound of these. Between the cocoa and coffee I bet you get a bit of a buzz. I suppose that could be helpful if hiking a mountain. I also like the looks of the Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark.

  5. Apoorva says

    Hello :) this recipe provided is GREAT ! I made them and they are simply amazing took me 15 mins at max :) I’m just 23 and new to kitchen :) also since in India u dnt get Rice Krispie cereal I used normal cornflakes and yet they tasted yummy :) thankyou for your recipe
    Loads of loveeee

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