Chewy Chocolate Goji Berry Granola Bars

Granola is simple. Stupid simple. And yet time after time, I find myself throwing various boxes into the shopping cart or pre-made bars packed with who knows what. I dig granola on the go. When we are out mountain biking it’s a quick fuel option. And because I’m generally pretty lazy, I figure it makes a half decent breakfast.

I can’t help but wonder, since – as I mentioned – it is so darned simple, why I don’t make it more often. That is until I make it. Sure, granola is packed with healthy nuts and stuff, but once you add whatever’s keeping it all together in and a splash of chocolate, I’m sure the calorie to heath ratio is a bit off. And when I do make it, it’s shove in your face all day long worthy. Not the occasional ‘bar on the go’.

And shove in my face I did.

These snack bars came to be when Brookside asked me to taste test some of their new flavors. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after first bite I kind of fell in love. There’s more chocolate than fruit – shhh, don’t tell mom – so it makes for a great texture when noshing on. Throwing it into the granola was the perfect splash of fruit and chocolate flavor it needed to spice things up.



Check this out: One lucky reader is going to get to try their own bag of chocolate covered goodness.

Brookside® Tasting Kit Giveaway


  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Pomegranate
  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Açai with Blueberry
  • 1 pkg. Brookside® Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry

To enter to win your own Brookside Tasting Kit – head over to the Brookside Site and let me know what flavor you are most excited to try! 

Earn Extra Points by doing the following and leaving me a comment saying you have:

Entrees accepted through midnight Thursday March 7th 2013. Winner will be announced on March 11th’s post. Winner must live in the United States.
But wait there’s more!  Enter now and one lucky winner will also receive: 
  • 3-compartment serving bowl with a central loop handle (each bowl is an 8 oz. well)
  • Stainless Steel Cheese Server
  • Ceramic Cheese Grip Serving Board
  • 2 Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Grocery Gift Card ($30)
  • Subscription for Fitness Magazine
  • Gaiam® Exercise Headband



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  1. Jeffrey says

    All of the flavors sound great but my first choice is the Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry. I grow raspberries in my yard, okay last year I got a small bowl full but its only been a year. I just hope they “take off” next season because I love’m in everything from cereal, ice cream, preserves, etc.
    Your granola bars look amazing, tasty and satisfying. I really want to win but you could sweeten the deal with a homemade. You might say that the recipe is there, I plan on trying it but it would be great to compare them with the original version.

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