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No Bake Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

These chewy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars are a delicious snack. Your family will love this dairy free, nut free, no bake, simple recipe. These muesli bars are made from oats, wheat germ, coconut, honey, brown sugar, coconut oil and topped with chocolate chips.

Are you a muesli bar fan? As much as I love them, we don’t have them too often. I always remember being very jealous of kids who had muesli bars in their lunchboxes. As an adult, muesli bars were my go to snack when I had newborns. They transported well (not to mention easy to eat one handed) and gave me the sweet fix that I was craving. But, it’s really not too hard to make your own homemade muesli bars. And homemade means no plastic packaging and you control what goes in them.

chewy no bake chocolate chip muesli bars

The other great thing about homemade muesli bars is you can control the portion size. I tend to cut these chewy muesli bars down into bite sized serves for the kids as I find they are quite sweet. By cutting the slice into 32 bite sized pieces means there is 6.4g of sugar per serve.

Ingredients and Substitutions

If you don’t have any coconut oil you can use butter as a substitution. Instead of brown sugar you can use regular sugar in this recipe. I use quick oats which are basically just cut smaller than traditional oats. You could use traditional oats in this recipe. A note on the wheat germ. This is a part of the wheat kernel and it’s what is removed when refining flour. It is a great source of fibre. Wheat germ is sold in most major supermarkets and I found mine in the cereal section. 

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Tips for Making the No Bake Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

You need to make sure that once the sugar has dissolved and combined with the honey and oil that you simmer for at least around 5 minutes. This will ensure that the homemade muesli bars stick together. Also I pack the mixture tightly and press down with the back of a spatula which results in a neat even surface.

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How to store the Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

You need to store the Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars in the fridge. And these will last up to a week. If you don’t eat them all before then 😉. Alternatively, you can also freeze these muesli bars. When packing in the lunchbox you will need to ensure that the lunchbox is put in an insulated lunch bag as they do need to stay chilled.

If you are are looking for other no bake lunchbox snacks you will love these Apple Pie Bliss Bites or these Carrot Cake Bliss Balls. These recipes are free from added sugar and nuts and they are just perfect for school lunches. If you are looking for other delicious recipes with chocolate chips why not try my Healthier Monster Cookies or these Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Zucchini.

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home made muesli bars with chocolate chips

No Bake Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

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  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Muesli Bars
  • Method: Stove Top;
  • Cuisine: Western


These chewy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars are a delicious snack. Your family will love this dairy free, nut free, no bake recipe. These muesli bars are made from oats, wheatgerm, coconut, honey, brown sugar, coconut oil and topped with chocolate chips.


  • 125g coconut oil (in solid form)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Grease and line a 27.5cm x 17.5cm x 3.5cm slice pan
  2. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil, honey and brown sugar together over a medium heat until combined, stirring occasionally and the sugar has dissolved. This will take around three minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for a further three-five minutes
  4. Add the honey mixture to the oats, wheat germ and desiccated coconut and mix until well combined.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared slice pan and cool in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the slice and sprinkle with the chocolate chips and press them gently into the slice.
  7. Return to the fridge for around four hours or until form before cutting into 16 pieces for bars or 32 pieces for bites


These must be stored in the fridge and kept cool. So if you are packing for school lunches make sure the lunchbox is packed in an insulated lunch bag.

I hope you love these no bake Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars as much as we do!. If you make these homemade muesli bars, please take a picture and share with me on Instagram or Facebook. I love to see your creations! 

Happy snacking, 
Bernadette x

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  1. I have no other words than, these are the bomb! I was short on coconut oil so subbed in ghee (ended up being 90g coconut oil and 35g ghee) and also did not have wheat germ, so as recommended above, I subbed in coconut flour. The end result was delicious! I’ll have to try them again with all coconut oil to compare, but these are so so tasty. Chewy, sweet, and I know I could eat the entire batch myself in a day or two. I also was able to whip these up in about 10 minutes while the kids were occupied, and with limited kitchen utensils so clean up didn’t have to take all afternoon like some baking adventures I go on 🙂

  2. Hi there
    I made these and my hubby likes them but I found them quite coconutty (official term 🌴). Also quite oily – I used extra virgin coconut oil in solid form. Is this how they’re meant to be?

    • Thanks for your message! I don’t find them overly oily or coconutty (totally a technical term 😉), but there is a little that settles on the bottom of the muesli bar. You could use butter if you don’t like the coconut taste but you’d still get the settlement on the bar. I eat mine cold from the fridge which is maybe why I don’t notice the oil as much? I use the coconut oil in solid form too and weigh this before it’s in its liquid state. The one I use is an organic extra virgin oil. Thanks Bernadette x

  3. I’m very much looking forward to trying these.
    Can the wheat germ be substituted or left out?
    Can these be frozen?

    • Hi Claire, you could try almond flour/ground almonds or if you are looking for a nut free substitute try oat flour. I wouldn’t leave the wheat germ out. Yes they can be frozen. Thanks Bernadette x

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