Granola Bars Recipe. I never even thought to make my own granola bars. I am so happy to have found this recipe. I heard these are so easy to make and have a lot of flexibility. You can adapt the recipe to your liking. It's great for hikes, long road trips and camping as they store well and keep fairly long. Use any combination of chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, pecans, almond slices, or any other tidbits you'd like in a granola bar.