No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously chewy double chocolate granola bars made with simple ingredients. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

Remember when I told you about my childhood dislike of all things oatmeal raisin? About how I eventually learned that oatmeal raisin was actually pretty good? Well, many of you admitted that you still don’t like oatmeal raisin.

And since Mondays are less about broadening our horizons and more about pleasant distractions, I thought I’d bring you something chocolatey. Also, some pretty funny memes in which people are seriously disappointed that they got an oatmeal raisin cookie, rather than a chocolate chip one.

Such as…

Double Chocolate is better than Oatmeal Raisin

And my personal favorite… ?


Well folks, as it’s a Monday, I’m not even gonna play any games. I mean, who wants to anger THE Cookie Monster, anyway? We’re gonna kick Monday up like 5,000 yummy notches (made of gummy bears, I’m sure) with no bake double chocolate chip granola bars. No raisins. Not a one in sight.

No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously chewy double chocolate granola bars made with simple ingredients. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

You happy?

And although I am now a humbled lover of oatmeal raisin, I must admit, I will still pick chocolate anything over raisins everything. Every. Single. Time. Plus, what could be better than anything with chocolate chips in it? Well, the answer is simple: double chocolate chips.

Doesn’t it make you feel good just reading that?

If I could, I would make everything triple chocolate, quadruple chocolate, heck let’s make it quintuple chocolate. Or something… Um, yeah. Must be the whole holding a Chocolate Lovers’ Official Membership card. Or… maybe because I sometimes dream about having chocolate visions in chocolate Technicolor?

No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously chewy double chocolate granola bars made with simple ingredients. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

But I digress. It’s Monday, after all. Anywho, back-to-school is just getting started up, people are wrapping up their summer vacays, and some of us are trying to get the jump on slightly healthier-ish eating now. Ya know, to make up for all of the pumpkin doughnuts, gluten free vegan brownies, cookie dough truffles and peppermint mochas we’re gonna be tucking away come The Holidays!!!

Yes, The Holidays. It almost sounds as if I’m talking about the movie, right? Boy, I sure have the rambles this fine Monday. Ahem. Moving on! (Omg, why am I mentioning Monday like 500 times?) ?

No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously chewy double chocolate granola bars made with simple ingredients. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree | BeamingBaker.comBtw, anyone else super, duper excited about Halloween? I know, I know, I just saw Halloween candy at the grocery store and was pretty taken aback by the whole thing. I mean, it’s August, dear grocery buyers! But all judgment aside, I LIVE for Halloween! The costumes, the candy, the family time, it’s the best. 🙂

But before all of that seasonal holiday fun/madness begins, let’s enjoy a bit of a calm respite first. All with a big stack of these no bake double chocolate chip granola bars. And maybe a super fun romance/action/sci-fi/whatever floats your boat novel? Btw, what are you reading right now? I’ll happily take suggestions, as my reading list is getting a tad stale.

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While I await your wonderfully interesting book suggestions, allow me to tell you all about these no bake delights. These No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are:

  • made with simple ingredients you can feel good about
  • vegan, gluten free, and dairy free
  • deliciously chocolatey and richly sweet
  • super easy to make
  • perfectly chewy and intensely satisfying
  • packed with protein and much more energy-boosting goodness
  • ready to go with you on a hike, to work or anywhere on-the-go
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • not oatmeal raisin, for you die-hard chocolate lovers out there 😉
  • pleasantly portable and great for a bike ride

So before you head out on your picturesque Fall hike, or plan your next gym-a-thon, whip up a batch of these satisfyingly chewy and amazingly chocolatey No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. And prepare yourself, this is gonna be good.

Tell me, what’s your favorite Fall recipe? Are you more of a pumpkin fan, a cranberry fan or something else?

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter. ❤️

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No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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No Bake Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (V+GF): an easy recipe for deliciously chewy double chocolate granola bars made with simple ingredients. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons warm water, whisked together, set for 15 mins)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup natural, unsalted almond butter or preferred nut butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Add-in Ingredients


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: oats, flour, cocoa powder, coconut, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: flax eggs, coconut oil, nut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Use a rubber spatula to stir the ingredients together until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Pour into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, spread granola bar mixture into an even layer, pressing down until tightly packed and smooth.
  6. Place baking pan in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from freezer. Lift bars out of the baking pan. Set onto an even surface and slice into 18 bars. Enjoy!


– Adapted from my No Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free).
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. You may also freeze these for up to a month. Thaw for 20-30 minutes before enjoying.
– Storing at room temperature: These bars will be slightly soft, but still firm at room temperature. If you’re bringing these as a snack, make sure to store them in a hard, airtight container.
– More No Bake recipes here.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: No Bake, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Snacks

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What are you looking forward to this Fall?

I can’t wait to hear your responses.

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  1. Okay…I should probably be whispering but I’m secretly excited for fall. Shhhh! As the kids are readying for school and stores are packed with new pencils, backpacks, and shiny folders, I can’t help but get excited! However, that is not to say I’m not loving these balmy days we have going on. Now, if only I could get my hands on these stunning bars – life would set!! I say yes to all the things (you make)!!

    1. No need to whisper around these parts! 😉 I absolutely love fall too!! It’s such a fantastic time of year. You, especially, must have some wonderful connotations. 😉 Enjoy the rest of these balmy days. And if you were my neighbor, I’d be bringing these around ALL the time. 😉 xoxo

    1. Aw, Megan. You are the sweetest. 🙂 I’m so lucky to call you my friend. <3 Eat them all day long. What TEB wants, TEB gets! 🙂

    1. Heck yeah! 😉 Or, we could combine both for chocolate-covered raisins… I’m so hungry now! Lol. Thanks Miranda!

  2. Oh yeah! Love me some double chocolate (yes I have a lifetime membership in the Chocolate Lovers’ Club), Halloween (can’t wait either!!), and MEMES!!! Memes are the best so thank you for including them in this post and thank you again for an easy chocolate granola bar recipe 😉

    1. You and I probably have the same double platinum lifetime membership for crazy chocolate fanatics only. Lol. 😉 Memes: the only way to get through Monday! Haha. Thank YOU Karrie, for always being so sweet. <3

  3. Hahaha, reading you is just like listening to myself. I’d pick chocolate anything over raisin anything too. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t? Especially when we talk about double chocolate treats 😉
    I love these no-bake bars so much, can’t wait to try them! They look super delicious!
    Also, your pictures are sooooooo crazily gorgeous, I’m seriously dying here!

    1. Lolol. That’s probably why we’re friends. 😉 Double chocolate is just like 500 times better than oatmeal raisin (poor oatmeal raisin… it just can’t compete haha). I can’t wait to hear what you think of these! Thank you so much for the kind compliments. Big hugs to ya, E! xo

  4. 500 monday mentions, 5000 notches, 5000 gummy bears, I’m seeing a pattern here. Speaking of gummy bears (because we were…sorta) do you think we could go halfsies on those tomorrow? Because you won’t be needing them anymore since it will be Tuesday not Monday. Great–I call the red ones! These bars. You had me at double chocolate (again!) Actually you had me at chewy. Maybe you had me at the combination of the two, it’s all a blur now my eyes are too distracted by the delicious look of these decadent (and perfectly shaped I should add, still need to know your secret on that) bars!? I quite love oatmeal raisin things actually, and sometimes do even choose them over chocolate, but right now drooling over these super chocolatey snacks I can’t remember why? I think Cookie Monster would be mega proud of you!? xx

    1. So many 5s… how did I not notice that?? 😉 Lol. That’s why I have my dear lady bird to point out astute observations! 🙂 You will most definitely get the red ones–green are my fave! My secret: tricky angling! Lol. While I was shaping these, I was thinking, Natalie’s gonna totally ask me how I got these smooth. If only you knew how crooked they were in real life! Heh heh. I live for the Cookie Monster’s approval. 😉 xoxo

  5. These double chocolate chip granola bars look soooo yummy!! You have another fan, here, of anything double, triple, quadruple chocolate 😉 . Gotta make a stash of them and have them ready to come with us on our walks, shopping, or on my way to yoga, just in case I have a sudden chocolate craving 😉 . But I ain’t gonna talk about Fall, yet…we still have to go on holidays, too soon for me to say goodbye to summer 🙂 ! Pinning!!

    1. All of the chocolates, just for you, Nicoletta! 🙂 Toting these bars to yoga or shopping sound absolutely fantastic. The perfect day, I say. Sending you so many fun and adventure-filled vibes for this summer! Thank you for stopping by and pinning my friend! xo

    1. Lolol. RIGHT?? What can you do about it? Oh right, just get rid of them! Haha. Passing you the whole batch, my friend. Thank you! 🙂

  6. I’m really liking your sign of tag line – because it gives me hope that a dove is gonna show up on my window sill with your treat of the day! And – hearing “quintuple chocolate” makes me swoon – you see I adore chocolate – if I could, I’d give up on guys and marry chocolate – ok ok – that’s a bit much – but seriously – it rocks ma boat and my soul! And, speaking of rocking, girrrrl – these bars – GOSH DARN IT – LOOK AT EM! They have drool-inducing powers!
    Now, I don’t have anything against raisins or oatmeal raisin anything, but I do have one meme for you…
    I haven’t seen Halloween candy yet, but most times I shop with blinders on – but I did get tickets to Walker Stalker Con that happens here on HALLOWEEN!!! Yayyyy!

    1. One day, a dove might just land gently and gracefully on your sill. Carrying a basket of goodies. Ya never know. 😉 Lolol. That meme. Shashi, that meme!!! It definitely gave me the giggles, my friend! 🙂 Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to hear all about Walker Stalker Con!!! 🙂

  7. I’m more of a pumpkin flavoured kind of girl! I must admit I am totally looking forward to Fall and the kind of food and clothing that it brings, but I still want to hold onto Summer for just another while longer…feel me?

    I do love oatmeal raison and hubby even more so and I would never turn down such a delicious granola bar like this one, especially on Monday!

    Wishing I had 3 of these right now with a big ol’ cup of coffee! Pinned, of course.

    Hope you have a super fantastic granola bar filled week, my friend! xo

    1. Oh don’t you worry D, I’ve got some pumpkin coming right up for ya. 😉 We can still hold onto to summer and have a little teaser of what’s to come. 🙂 Happy Monday to ya! Sending you over a big virtual batch of no bake granola bars. 🙂 Have a wonderful week! xoxo

  8. For the first time ever I had to question our friendship on this one Demeter. I mean, HOLIDAY talk? Mentioning of Halloween? AND sooo much chocolate?! Yikes. hahahahaha. I kid! You know I love ya! So I would take a oatmeal raisin all day, every day over a chocolate chip cookie, but I’m genetically biased… even so, these granola bars look BOMB! I can tell you one thing, Boy is going to go buck nutty (or is it buck granola-y) over these! He has been eating allll the granola recently and I am struggling to keep up making it as fast as he eats it, so you KNOW I absolutely MUST add these to the rotation! I mean double chocolate chip?! He’s probably even going to offer to cook dinner after I make him these. WINNING! hahaha. Pinned obvi. Cheers, dear… and slow your role on the halloween excitement. 😉 XOXOXOXO
    p.s thanks for the giggles, Mondays need more of that! <3

    1. Stop it!!! Lololol. My bestie, you KNOW how much I love Halloween. I simply cannot stop it. I can’t. 😉 I’ve already released three oatmeal raisin recipes just for you, so it was high time to get the chocolate vibes going again. Just imagine, these no bake bars are made with white chocolate. 😉 I hope Boy loves these! He needs to cook you dinner, after all the amazing stuff you make him! Sending even more giggles to ya, my dear. xoxo

  9. That meme made my Monday morning, Demeter! I still don’t like oatmeal raisin anything to this day. I love raisins, but just not in things. So these granola bars are totally calling my name. And I love that they’re no-bake! My husband and I go through way too many of the store-bought kind, so I need to try this version. Such gorgeous pictures too, friend! Pinned! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

    1. Yay!!! Sometimes you just need a goofy meme to break up the boos of a Monday. 😉 I hope you get a chance to try these, G! You’d absolutely love them!

  10. I mean the word “raisin” has the word “SIN” right in there. Right?!? Just being silly. I love the idea of making my own granola bars. They are a wonderful snack. And organic store-bought grocery bars pretty much cost a mortgage payment!!!

    1. LOL. Oh, Laura, you always crack me up! 😉 I love a bit of silliness to lighten up a Monday morning. 🙂 Hope you get to try these, my friend! 🙂