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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These Peanut Butter Granola Bars are not made in an oven. Granola recipes have been around forever, but serving up raw granola in bar form is something that makes it altogether different, and this recipe only gets better when a little chocolate is drizzled over the top! We love encouraging you to make and enjoy healthy snacks rather than snacks sweetened with processed sugars. We vote for the healthy, delicious taste of honey in our granola. And this Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe will leave you and your family wanting more!

We added some superfoods to these 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 are completely indulgent, but healthy too. They’re loaded with omega-3s, protein, fiber, and so much more!

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How to Make Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of a square baking pan, preferably 8X8.

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Peanut Butter Granola Bar ingredients, ready to be mixed

Gather all of the ingredients

combining ingredients for Peanut butter granola bars

Add the oats, puffed rice, chopped walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, cacao nibs, and dried mulberries in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

mixing melted honey and peanut butter

In a microwave-safe bowl add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 20 – 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Add the vanilla and stir.

mixing peanut butter and granola

Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oat mix. Stir until everything is coated and well combined. 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.

Drizzling chocolate on peanut butter

Pour the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then let the mixture 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.

Drizzling chocolate on peanut butter

Drizzle the granola with the melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to spill down the sides as well. Place a cover on the pan or wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into 8 bars.

side view of peanut butter granola bar

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Adapting these 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 are some ideas to get the ideas rolling:

  • Use sunflower 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 them as an on-the-go breakfast as well.

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If you decide to try making this recipe, share a snapshot with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars
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No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cool: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 473kcal
These Peanut Butter Granola Bars are outstanding and original. Raw granola is a well-accepted pantry staple, but making it in bar form allows you to take it with you on the go! Fast food that's good for you.
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of a square baking pan, preferably 8X8.
  • Add the oats, puffed rice, chopped walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, cacao nibs, and dried mulberries in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 20 – 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Add the vanilla and stir.
  • Pour the peanut butter mix over the oat mix. Stir until everything is coated and well combined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle the granola with the melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to spill down the sides as well.
  • Place a cover on the pan or wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into 8 bars.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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Marly 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 Namely Marly and Chopped Academy.

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.

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