two slices of chocolate covered kitchen sink bars

Kitchen Sink Granola Bar Recipe

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Bars! This salted chocolate granola bar recipe from Alex of Delish Knowledge is incredibly delicious and perfect for after-school snacks or dessert. Packed with walnuts, coconut, peanut butter, prunes… and chocolate!

a pyrex of kitchen sink bars

What’s a kitchen sink bar?

Have you ever heard the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink”? Well, that’s how kitchen sink bars got their name – they literally contain everything BUT the kitchen sink.

Alex loaded her kitchen sink granola bar recipe with walnuts, coconut, peanut butter, prunes… and chocolate!

Can I customize this granola bar recipe?

You can (and should!) add whatever you have on hand to this recipe. Got some M&Ms? Toss ’em in. Slivered almonds? Yep…sounds delicious. We love the combo that Alex developed, but the beauty of kitchen sink bars is that you simply add in whatever’s in your pantry!

Why are prunes a great addition to this recipe?

Prunes are a healthy powerhouse and provide many essential vitamins and minerals that will level up the nutritional value of any recipe! Prunes are low glycemic and loaded with fiber, polyphenols, boron, potassium, and Vitamin K which collectively can contribute to gut health, reduced inflammation, cancer prevention, blood sugar control, bone health, and reduced cholesterol!

two slices of chocolate covered Kitchen Sink Bars from Delish Knowledge

Kitchen Sink Bars

Alex of Delish Knowledge
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Bars! These salted chocolate granola bars from Alex of Delish Knowledge are incredibly delicious and perfect for after-school snacks or dessert. Packed with walnuts, coconut, peanut butter, prunes… and chocolate!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Kid Friendly
Servings 12
Calories 305 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey *see notes
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil separated
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 California Prunes chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips vegan, if needed


  • Place the oats, walnuts, shredded coconut and salt in a large bowl and mix together.
  • Place the peanut butter, honey, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until melted together, then add in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the peanut mixture to the oat mixture and stir together to combine. Mix in the chopped prunes, then press the mixture into an 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) square pan.
  • Place the chocolate chips and remaining tablespoon coconut oil and melt together. I do this in the microwave and stir every 20-30 seconds until fully melted. Spread on the prepared oats and place in the fridge until hardened, about 2-3 hours. Slice into 12 squares and enjoy. For best results, keep stored in the fridge.


Alex used all maple syrup in this recipe and thought it was too runny; she thinks honey is needed to help prevent these from being too ‘sticky.’ That being said, if you want to make these fully vegan, she suggests brown rice syrup instead of honey.
Try these Thumbprint Cookies and these Chocolate Fudge Raw Bars too. After you’ve made the Kitchen Sink Bars, of course.


Calories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 98mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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