Chocolate Peppermint Gut-loving Granola Bars

Guest recipe and blog by Cathryn Fowler @cathryn_fowler_

There are some pairings that just work. Breakfast and granola bars. Chocolate and peppermint. Just Thrive Probiotic and your gut.

So on that perfectly paired note, I bring you these perfectly delicious Probiotic Peppermint Chocolate Granola Bars that hit all the marks. 

They are low-sugar, high-fiber, and gut-friendly, making them a healthy and wholesome option for breakfast, snacking, or dessert. No matter what option you choose, you will be satisfied. 

The secret gut-friendly factor comes thanks to the power of the 100% spore-based Just Thrive Probiotic formula. Not only does it produce antioxidants directly in your digestive system, where they can be best absorbed, but it also has superior survivability; meaning it will survive your harsh stomach environment and deliver TLC where you need it most!

With these probiotic bars on your side, you can say goodbye to unwanted gas, bloating, and digestive upset, and hello to immune, digestive, and emotional health support.

Another bonus is the “easy” factor. No oven, no baking - these treats are un-baked, leaving you with more time out of the kitchen, feeling your best, and enjoying the holidays! 

Ready to get to un-baking?

Chocolate Peppermint Gut-loving Granola Bars

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 2 hours
Course: breakfast, snack or dessert
Servings: 8-12 can be cut to your liking


  • 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used One Degree sprouted oats)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Gluten Free cereal (I used lovebird plain cereal)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter 
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 2 Tbsp favorite granulated sweetener (I used Tely Organics Sweet - coconut sugar would work great too!)
  • 2 Tbsp favorite liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup or yacon syrup) 
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 2 capsules of Just Thrive Probiotic
  • optional: 2 scoops collagen for extra protein 


  1. Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Add coconut oil, coconut butter, granulated sweetener, and liquid sweetener to a saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until everything is melted. 
  3. Take saucepan off of heat, and stir in cacao powder, chia seeds, peppermint extract, salt, oats, cereal, hemp hearts, flaxseeds, and the contents of the Just Thrive Probiotic capsules. Mix until everything is combined. 
  4. Firmly press mixture into baking pan and pop in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours. 
  5. Cut into bars and enjoy!


To make magic in the kitchen, simply combine good-for-you ingredients with the gut-lovin’ TLC of Just Thrive Probiotic. The Probiotic is odorless and tasteless and can be frozen or baked without losing potency! Add it to your favorite recipe today to give your total body health a lift.

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