Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bar

Peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars are  healthy delicious and naturally sweet. They are perfect for an on the go snack or a lunch box treat.

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Homemade Granola Bars

Have you ever tried to make your own granola bars at home?  They are super easy to make and taste so much better than any granola bar that you can buy at the store.

There is usually some type of granola bar in our fridge. If I’m not making peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars, I am making up a batch of these Dark Chocolate Grain Free Granola bars.

It  only takes a few wholesome ingredients to make up a batch of these granola bars, and it can be done in less than 30 minutes.

The only baking that is required is lightly toasting the oats and peanuts in oven before they are mixed together which give the bars a less chewy and more cookie-like texture.

chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars ingredients mixed up in a bowl

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Ingredients

chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars ingredients mixed together in a bowl

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe Steps

Please note that this a list of steps to give you an idea how to make this recipe. Full details are in the recipe card below.

  1. Toast the oats and peanuts
  2. Combine and heat the  peanut butter and syrup
  3. Stir in the vanilla paste
  4. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl
  5. Turn the mixture into a pan and press down firmly and refrigerate

Total Estimated Time to Make this Recipe:  20 to 30 minutes

peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars in a baking sheet

Tips for Making Peanut Butter Granola Bars With Chocolate Chips

  • After you have added all of the ingredients to the pan and patted it down, place a piece of parchment paper over the top and press down using your hands, a spatula or a cup, this will help to hold the bars together
  • Homemade granola bars are  more fragile than store-bought, store them in the refrigerator for best results. If you want the chocolate chips to hold their shape, combine the nuts, oats and liquid ingredients and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before adding the chips.  We like the way the chips melt into the mixture, but that is up to you.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars Variations   

  • Use almonds and almond butter in place of the peanuts and peanut butter
  • Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds to the mixture of ingredients
  • For a nut-free version replace the peanut butter with a seed butter such as sun butter and pepitas, or sunflower seeds in place of the peanuts.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola bars are a healthy and delicious treat. They are perfect for snacking on.

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Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola bars, homemade granola bars, peanut butter granola bars
Servings: 15 bars
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 15 bars

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon [vanilla bean paste]
  • 2 1/4 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the oats (2 1/4 cup) and peanuts (3/4 cup) on top
  • Bake for 8 minutes
  • Meanwhile, melt the peanut butter (2/3 cup) and syrup or honey (1/2 cup) over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Add the oats and nuts to a large mixing bowl and stir in the peanut butter and syrup mixture, next add the 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and turn the mixture into an 11 X 7 baking pan and press down, sprinkle with a handful of chocolate chops over the top and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  • Store in the refrigerator for best results

Notes

  • After you have added all of the ingredients to the pan and patted it down, place a piece of parchment paper over the top and press down using your hands, a spatula or a cup, this will help to hold the bars together
  • Homemade granola bars are  more fragile than store-bought, store them in the refrigerator for best results. If you want the chocolate chips to hold their shape, combine the nuts, oats and liquid ingredients and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before adding the chips.  We like the way the chips melt into the mixture, but that is up to you.
Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 46mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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14 Comments

  1. I get lazy and usually make granola instead of the bars, but yours looks so good, that I’m going to have to break down and make some soon.