No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Spring will be soon upon us and we’re getting ready with these No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars. In fact, we’ve even drizzled a little chocolate over the top to make them even better!

If you love granola recipes naturally sweetened with delicious honey, then be sure to check out our friend Marly’s recipe for Peanut Butter Pecan Granola or our Eastern Shore Honey Granola recipe also.

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Granola recipes have been around forever, but serving up granola in bar form is something that can make it even more appealing. We love having healthy snacks around rather than too many snacks sweetened with processed sugars. We vote for the healthy, delicious taste of honey in our granola. And this No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars recipe will leave your family wanting for more!

We added some super foods to these No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars, like pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, and even dried mulberries. Of course, if you don’t have any dried mulberries handy, feel free to use yellow raisins (or any dried fruit) instead.

These No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars are completely indulgent, but healthy too. They’re loaded with omega-3s, protein, fiber, and so much more!

Adapting No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Here’s some ideas to get the ideas rolling:

        • Use almond butter instead of peanut butter
        • Dried cherries would be delicious in this recipe
        • Try hemp seeds instead of pumpkin seeds
        • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the mix

Be sure to keep these No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars in the fridge so they’ll last longer. Of course, they may go pretty quickly anyway. They’re perfect for an afternoon snack but you can even use it as an on-the-go breakfast as well.

If you decide to make this No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars recipe, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c dried mulberries*
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1/2 c ground flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/3 c walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c puffed rice
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of a square baking pan, preferably 8X8.
  2. Add the puffed oatmeal, puffed rice, chopped walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, cacao nibs, and dried mulberries in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 20 - 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Add the vanilla and stir.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mix over the oat mix. Stir until everything is coated and well combined.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop the granola mixture into your prepared pan. Use the bottom of that spoon to press the granola down. You should have a firm layer of granola in your pan.
  6. Pour the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then allow it to sit for about a minute. The chocolate should be melted, but if it\'s not microwave for another 20 seconds or so. Stir to combine.
  7. Drizzle the granola with the melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to spill down the sides as well.
  8. Place a cover on the pan or wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove from the fridge and cut into 8 bars.
  9. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

 

Marly BeelmanMarly McMillen, MBA, is a COO-turned entrepreneur and earned a plant-based pro certification from Rouxbe Cooking School. She publishes about recipes, health, creativity, living authentically, and the business of blogging at NamelyMarly and ChoppedCon.

About the Author

kara Brook

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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