Healthy homemade chocolate chip muesli bars


A classic lunch box snack all around the world is the humble chocolate chip muesli bar.  Some supermarket brands aren’t quite as healthy as we would have been lead to believe as kids though, with additives and more sugar than is recommended. So we whipped up our own recipe for a healthy, homemade chocolate chip muesli bar, which is delish.

Healthy homemade chocolate chip muesli bars that are good for you

Our healthy homemade muesli bars still have some chocolate chips and honey in the ingredients list, but there are no other nasty additives or colours, which in our books is a big tick of approval. And the best part? No baking is required!

Our homemade muesli bar recipe contains lots of goodness with oats, coconut, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds.  This recipe is also nut-free making them perfect for the school lunchbox and allergy-friendly too. So get some ready for this kids’ school lunchboxes, or if you’re like me and are still quite partial to a muesli bar – pop one in your work lunch box too!

Homemade muesli bars with no baking required


Healthy homemade chocolate chip muesli bars


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/3 cup honey or rice malt syrup


  1. Line a tray (approx 20cm x 30cm) with baking paper.
  2. Combine melted coconut oil & honey (or rice malt syrup) in a medium bowl until mixed well.
  3. Add oats, coconut, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix all ingredients together well.
  5. Pour mixture into baking tray, and press down well with back of spatula.
  6. Place into the fridge for 1-2 hours minimum (to allow the coconut oil to solidify).
  7. Remove from fridge and slice into 10-12 bars.
  8. Store in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

Makes approx 10-12 muesli bars.

Check out our delicious nutty muesli bars too!

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