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Oatmeal Snack Bars

Chocolate Coconut Almond Snack Bars

This recipe for oatmeal snack bars is one of KERF’s most highly visited posts of all time, so I took that base and tweaked it around with fun ingredients like chia seeds, chocolate chips, coconut, and slivered almonds. 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas, chia seeds, chocolate chips, coconut, oatmeal, oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Author Kath Younger


  • ¾ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp 15g slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix chia seeds with milk and set aside for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds form a gel.
  • Combine chia gel, bananas, and almond butter and stir well.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Grease a 6x9 inch baking dish with non-stick product of choice.
  • Press bars into dish, ensuring all corners are set.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until firm and no longer wet in the middle.
  • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting bars and carefully removing from baking dish.