{Recipe} Chunky Monkey Snack Bars

This past weekend, we headed to the beautiful Kern River area and set up tent at a campsite right next to the water.


We went water rafting.


We got thrown off our raft after we hit a rock and went down this rapid on my back. Ouch!


It wouldn’t be camping without making any smores. We did a twist on the classic and made marshmallow and reeses peanut butter cups smores 🙂


But more on that fun camping trip later…..

I want to give you a recipe for a delicious snack bar. I made these to bring as snacks while we were camping.

They were chewy and moist. It had banana chips, toasted coconuts and dark chocolate chips….all the above, I love!!


Chunky Monkey Snack Bars


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried banana chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconuts
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8″ X 8″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.
  4. Spread batter in prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until bars are cooked all the way through.
  5. Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting. I let the bar cool overnight and they come out chewy.

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  1. YUM! Those sound so good!!!

  2. I love all these flavors too! Recently I’ve been obsessed with the banana chips from Trader Joe’s, and this seems like a great recipe for them.

  3. Love your s’more recipe and those snack bars – YUMMERS:)

  4. so happy for this recipe! thanks!

  5. I’ve whitewater rafted the Kern R too! Except it was like in 2004 and I LOVED it!

    Those bars have my name on it — please return to owner 😉

  6. Oh my gosh — those sound AMAZING!!!! 😀

  7. I love all things coconut also. These sounds soooo delicious – I have to try them out 🙂

  8. peanut butter cup smores! the best!!! 🙂

  9. Those bars look amazing! 🙂

  10. I make Jenna (eat live run)’s banana chocolate chip bars alllll the time. These are similar, but I love the coconut addition- yum! What a cool weekend. For some reason…your blog found its way out of my reader!

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