These Vegan “Nutella” Granola Bars are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re made with only 5 ingredients and made in one-bowl but so rich and delicious! Plus they make for a tasty afternoon snack that you can make ahead of time & take with you on the go.

I LOVE granola bars. Mainly because it’s basically granola but way easier to eat when on the go and to bring around with me as a snack. These are by far my favourite chocolate granola bars because well, it has chocolate hazelnut spread!! Nutella used to be my tahini back when I was a kid.

It starts off with just 5 simple ingredients: vegan nutella/chocolate hazlelnut spread, oats, dried cherries, chocolate chips and maple syrup. Feel free to sub the dried cherries with your favourite dried fruit!

That all goes into one large bowl and is combined together. Already smellin’ so chocolate-y! 🙆🏻

Then the mixture goes into an 8×8 lined baking pan and is placed in the oven for 25 minutes. Let it cool and cut them up into granola bars! Yup it’s seriously that easy 😛.

Look at how crispy AND chewy they look! Those are key textures I look for in good granola bars.

Yes, they keep their shape but still crumble with every bite 😉

These Vegan Nutella Granola Bars are SO TASTY & you should make them because they’re:

  • vegan friendly

  • dairy & gluten free

  • only 5 ingredients

  • made in just one bowl

  • on the go & meal prep friendly

  • crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside

  • & incredibly tasty, chocolate-y and satisfying

Alright, have I convinced you to make these yet? LET’S GET BAKIN’!!

Tips and Tricks to making Vegan Nutella Granola Bars

  • Use rolled oats for the right texture vs. quick oats

  • Remember to rotate the pan half way for even baking

  • Slice into granola bars before it’s completely cooled to prevent cracking and breaking of the bars

  • Increasing baking time by 2-3 minutes will yield crunchier granola bars whereas decreasing it by 2-3 minutes will yield more chewy granola bars.

  • Cranberries are delicious in place of dried cherries 😉

  • Need more on-the-go snack chocolate filled recipes? Check out my One-Bowl Tahini Chocolate Chip Muffins and my Chocolate Espresso Granola recipe!

If you make these decadent vegan nutella granoa bars please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 C

  2. Mix the maple syrup and hazelnut spread into a large bowl until combined

  3. Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until everything is coated evenly

  4. Transfer into a lined 8×8 baking tray and flatten as best as possible

  5. Place into the oven for 25 minutes, rotating half way

  6. Once out of the oven, let it cool slightly & then cut them into bars before completely cooled



  • PREP TIME: 5 minutes

  • COOK TIME: 25 minutes




  • 1 1/2c rolled oats

  • 3/4 c rolled oats, blended into oat flour OR 1/2 c oat flour

  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips

  • ½ c dried cherries

  • 1/3 c maple syrup

  • ½ c vegan chocolate hazelnut spread


About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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