A little crunchy... a little chewy... these chocolate pecan granola bars are decadent and make a perfect after lunch or dinner snack!
Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.
Line a 9" by 12" baking pan with parchment paper. Leave a little extra paper over the long sides. This will help during the transfer of the granola to the cutting board.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, brown sugar, cocoa and salt.
Add the honey, butter, vanilla, pecans and chocolate chips.
Using a rubber spatula, mix the ingredients well, until you stop seeing dry flour and the ingredients are all moist and well coated with the butter and honey.
Scoop the mixture onto the baking pan and press down the granola mixture, evenly until it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
Using a spatula or clean hands, press down more until the top is flat and even around the entire pan.
Place the pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
Carefully transfer the granola slab to a cutting board, cover with paper towel or a towel and place the cutting board in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Remove the cutting board from the fridge and cut into bars using a very sharp knife.
These keep well in a plastic or glass container for a week or more. Enjoy!