Chewy, no-bake peanut butter granola bars are the best breakfast or snack bars to make this week! Filled with whole grains and delicious peanut butter chocolate flavor, and made with the simplest ingredients.
Homemade Granola Bars
These no-bake granola bars are such a convenient snack or breakfast to have on hand. They get that perfect chewiness from the oats, with a little added crunch from the rice cereal. Plus, the peanut butter chocolate flavor combo just can’t be beat!
These bars are plant-based and gluten-free, and have been the perfect pre-workout snack these last few days.
I love to sprinkle a little sea salt over the top for that ultimate sweet & salty flavor.
How to make homemade granola bars
Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars come together so easily with just a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
Rolled Oats- oats are a rich source of fiber, protein and iron. They’re loaded with important vitamins and minerals, like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and folate
Crispy rice cereal- the cereal adds the perfect texture to these bars with a delicious added crunch.
Creamy peanut butter- I always opt for one with no added sugar, and made with roasted peanuts!
Chia Seeds- the chia seeds provide omega-3 fats, and help bind these bars together
Pure Maple Syrup
Coconut Oil- refined coconut oil is my go-to for baking. It has almost no smell or taste, compared to virgin coconut oil which has a rich coconut flavor. Either one would work well, but your bars may taste more like coconut if you use a virgin oil
Dark Chocolate Chips– I love to opt for 70% cocoa content when choosing chocolate chips or chunks!
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then whisk the wet ingredients over the stove for a few minutes to thicken up.
Once the peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil are thickened, pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and press it into a baking dish.
The toughest part is waiting for these bars to cool, but they’re 100% worth it- trust me 🙂
These bars are seriously so easy to make, and really taste store-bought. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container, or can be frozen for 3 months.
No-bake chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars are a nutrient dense snack to have on hand. They’re dairy-free and gluten-free friendly, and made with only the best ingredients!