Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

I love a good granola bar, especially homemade ones. You can make them any flavour you like and even these ones which are packed full of white chocolate chips are still going to be healthier than anything you can buy in a shop. Yes these do have some sugar in them, but still probably less then anything you will buy. I shared my sunflower seed granola bars with you earlier this year and these apricot and white chocolate chip granola bars are not miles apart, but hey why mess with a good base recipe if it works? But they are a little sweeter than my original ones, thanks to the inclusion of white chocolate chips, but they are definitely worth it πŸ˜‰

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

If you are a granola bar fan then these are going to be perfect for you. Soft and chewy with the right amount of crunch.

Add In’s

You can pretty much add in what you like to the base recipe, this time around I fancied something a little sweeter and I was craving a little chocolate as well.

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

But I didn’t want it to be completely unhealthy and I love the combination of apricots with white chocolate, they really do compliment each other so well.

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

To give them a bit of a crunch I did add in some pecans, these are my favourite nuts but you could substitute these for any other kind if you prefer. I also added in some raisins partly because they are good for you and partly because I think they are really tasty too πŸ™‚

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

As I said before you could change all the inclusions in these but I can not strongly recommend this flavour combination enough. They are sweet and crunchy and very moreish. These squares are perfect for lunch boxes, coffee mornings or even as a cheeky little dessert. Hey they do have chocolate in them after all πŸ˜‰

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars flavoured with dried apricots and white chocolate chips. Soft and chewy with a little crunch from the included pecans.
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Course: Slices / Bars / TrayBakes
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 squares
Author: Ema


  • 150 grams light brown sugar ((3/4 cup packed))
  • 3 tablespoons clear runny honey
  • 150 grams Unsalted butter ((3/4 cup))
  • 250 grams rolled oats ((2 and 1/2 cups))
  • 75 grams raisins ((1/2 cup))
  • 75 grams coarsely chopped pecans ((1/2 cup))
  • 200 grams chopped dried apricots ((1 cup))
  • 100 grams white chocolate chips ((heaped 1/3 cup))


  • Prep an 8x8 inch square pan by lining it with parchment paper, then place it to one side and preheat your oven to 160C / 325F / Gas mark 3.
  • In a medium sized saucepan put in the sugar, honey and butter and melt over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Once it has place the pan to one side to cool.
  • While your pan is cooling, in a large mixing bowl place your rolled oats and raisins.
  • Place your pecans in a plastic zip lock bag and give them a gentle bash with a rolling pin to break them down into small pieces. Then add these to your mixing bowl.
  • Add in your chopped dried apricots and white chocolate chips and give everything a good mix.
  • Pour in the liquid ingredients from your cooled pan and stir until everything is very well combined. Make sure your liquid is cool so it doesn't melt the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and press it down with the back of a spoon and pop it in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • You want your granola bars to be golden in colour, when it is, take it out of the oven and allow it to fully cool down. About an hour should do it.
  • Take the cold granola slab and cut it into 12 equal size squares.
  • Kept in an airtight tin these granola bars will keep well for up to one week.
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  1. I love homemade granola bars πŸ™‚ I usually make a plain nut and choc chip version (with HEAPS of choc chips) which is probably anything but healthy given the amount of honey that I put in it but so much better than store bought ones! Your apricot and white chocolate chip bars look amazing! I used to buy these apricot muesli bars with a white chocolate topping on them which look kind of similar to these but I’d image these would taste so much better!

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    • Hi Von, thank you πŸ™‚ I add far too many naughty things as well, so they are no longer healthy but they are still better than shop bought ones!

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  2. I love making granola bars at home! What an awesome combo with the apricot and white chocolate – I need to try that!

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    • Hi Ashley than you it’s a lovely pairing πŸ™‚

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  3. Well, these are absolutely beautiful photographs of granola bars that I really need to make! I love white chocolate the best and apricots sound just divine. I’ve never made a granola bar that required baking, but I love how this would have crunch to it, as opposed to the no bake ones that are a different texture. Thanks for the recipe, Emma!

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    • Hi Heather, thank you πŸ™‚ I love granola bars that require baking as it does make them have a little crunch to them which I like.

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  4. Oh, wow, you’ve put two of my favorite ingredients into your granola bars! They sound amazing!

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  5. We are craze for homemade granola bars. These look terrific with apricots and white chocolate!

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  6. I am a sucker for granola bars and oat squares and love all the ones you’ve shared so far! This apricot, pecan and white chocolate combo sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you I too love granola bars πŸ™‚

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  7. Homemade granola bars are one of my favorite snacks.. totally loving this apricot/white chocolate chip vibe you got going on here!

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    • Hi Pamela thank you, they do make great snacks! πŸ™‚

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