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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These easy no bake chocolate peanut butter granola bars are the perfect make ahead healthy snack or on-the-go breakfast that kids will love!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 261kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper so that some of the parchment hangs over two sides. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Add the honey, butter, and brown sugar to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Let the mixture come to a light bubble for 1 minute while stirring.
  • When the butter mixture is ready, remove it from the heat, and stir in the vanilla, salt, and peanut butter.
  • Add the oats and the peanuts to the saucepan, and stir to combine. Make sure none of the oats are dry.
  • Place all of the oat mixture in the prepared pan. Use a rubber spatula or the bottom of a greased measuring cup to press firmly the mixture into the pan very well.
  • Let this cool for about 10 minutes before sprinkling the mini chocolate chips over the top. Press the chocolate chips into the granola bars with the bottom of a measuring cup.
  • Let the granola bars cool for at least 2 hours. Lift the bars from the pan using the edges of the parchment, and place them on a cutting board. Cut into desired shape and size and serve.

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Notes

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 7 days or in freezer for up to 3 months. You may want to wrap them in a bit of parchment paper before putting them in a container or plastic bag in the fridge so that they don’t stick together.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of butter, you can use coconut oil.
  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup, but the honey adheres better.
  • Instead of peanut butter, you can use other nut butters or sunflower butter.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars Excerpted from Family Dinner Made Easy: 18 Weeks of Fuss-Free Summertime Meals by Melissa Griffiths. Copyright © 2020 

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg