granola bars with chocolate drizzle on parchment paper

Naturally sweet, high in fiber, and full of flavor. The most delicious homemade snack!

I am loving these with some yogurt for a quick gran-and-go breakfast situation.

These bars are so easy and so delish! Whenever I make these for work friends or some sort of gathering, they are gone within minutes! These pack a lot of nutrients without a ton of sweeteners that you’ll often find in packaged snacks. The sweet potato adds a subtle sweetness, with an extra boost of vitamins. 

These are gluten free and vegan, and can be made nut free by just subbing a seed butter in place of the peanut butter! 

Enjoy! xx

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chewy Bars

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: Snacks, Breakfast


Gluten free sweet potato chocolate chip chewy bars. The best healthy spin on a classic snack! 


  • 2 cups old fashioned gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup roasted + smashed sweet potato (roast 1 large potato at 425 in foil until tender, 4050 mins)
  • 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter butter (or any seed/nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (or a mix of hemp and chia)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (coconut or melted butter will work)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/41/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • Optional: stir in extra seeds or dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine oats, sea salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Add all other ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. You can either stir in the chocolate chips or melt them when the granola bars are done baking for a drizzle.
  4. Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper. Spread mixture onto parchment paper until evenly spread and pressed down. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to fully cool, then remove and slice into granola bar sized pieces.

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Nov 3, 2019

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chewy Bars

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  1. Tori Hails says:

    This is one of my favorites! It’s an oldie, but goodie! I make it on Sunday’s so that I have a quick snack that I can grab whenever I get hungry. I put a lot of chocolate chips in mine and I use a full sweet potato–I’ve never measured how much of either ingredient and they always turn out perfectly.

  2. Jaime says:

    Could I use an egg instead of flax? Thank you!

  3. Jaime says:

    Made these last night and they’re so good!! I love easy snacks like these, they make eating healthy through the day satisfying and much easier! I will definitely be making these again!

  4. Georgie Wallden says:

    Delicious!! So easy to make! My sweet potato wasnt as smashed as i wanted it to be, but it still baked perfectly in oven!

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