No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars only get better when drizzled a little chocolate over the top! Granola recipes have been around forever, but serving up raw 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 try this project, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
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
- 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
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.
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.