No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Snacking is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes I would rather have a few snacks than an entire meal. I try to make them just as wholesome and healthy as a regular meal would be, but when I snack, I have the option to enjoy a few of my favorites rather than one big dish. A few weeks ago I shared this recipe over on my friend Julie’s blog, This Gal Cooks. In case you didn’t get a chance to check out the recipe, I’m sharing it with you here today. These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars have quickly become a favorite and I’ve made multiple batches of them over the past month or so.

I like my granola bars a little more chewy than crunchy. I love how these bars are just the right amount of chewiness and gooeyness. They are loaded with double peanut flavor and chocolate drizzle topping it all off. A batch lasts at least a week in our house.

No-Bake Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars No-Bake Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars No-Bake Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Best of all, these granola bars are no-bake and can be made ahead of time. I like to make them over the weekend, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and then eat them during the week.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Yield: 8 bars
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
No bake chocolate peanut butter granola bars are made without sugar and are full of peanut butter flavor. Kids and adults will love them!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided
  • 2 3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium pot set over low heat, combine the peanut butter, honey, and 1/2 cup coconut oil. Stir until smooth and completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in oats and peanuts. Pour mixture into baking dish, spreading an even layer and pressing down firmly with the back of a spatula. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until cool. Remove from fridge and sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top of the mixture, pressing down lightly with the back of a spoon to set in granola. Return to refrigerator and chill 2 hours or until firm. Slice into small bars and remove from pan.
  • Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and one teaspoon coconut oil in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Drizzle melted chocolate over bars and let set. Store granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator with wax paper separating the layers.

Notes

*You may also substitute the chocolate chips for a non-dairy alternative.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g, Calories: 626kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 465mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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9 comments on “No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars”

  1. I’m not a big fan of coconut oil. Is there a substitute?

  2. Hi, I’m wondering what kind/type of peanut butter you use? I find that it can make a difference in the bars ability to stay together. Thanks, for sharing, can’t wait to try it out!

    • Hi, Robin! I use natural peanut butter in all of my recipes, so any brand that only contains a few ingredients – peanuts and salt.

  3. They are delicious. Made them with my daughter. She does not like coconut oil so we used olive oil. The taste is divine. However, they didn’t set up well. Any suggestions?

    • Hi, Anna! I am glad to hear that you liked them. Using olive oil will yield an entirely different consistency. The coconut oil is necessary because it helps them set up and harden into bars.

  4. I made these last week. They were delicious, loved the creamy texture!! My husband and two sons (ten and three) really enjoyed these. Making them again. Great snack to have on hand!

  5. First off, gorgeous photos! I love the colors and the styling. So fantastic! Second off, love this recipe! I’ve been dying for granola bars that are easy to make at home. The no-bake appeals to me in so many ways. Can’t wait to make these!

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