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 makes it altogether different. 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 superfoods to these Granola Bars, like pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, and dried mulberries. Of course, if you don’t have dried mulberries handy, use yellow raisins (or any dried fruit) instead. These are completely indulgent but healthy too. They’re loaded with omega-3s, protein, fiber, and much more!
How to Make Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of a square baking pan, preferably 8X8.
Gather all of the ingredients
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 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.
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 if it's not microwaved for another 20 seconds or so. Stir to combine.
Drizzle the granola with the melted chocolate, allowing the chocolate to spill down the sides. Place a cover on the pan or wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into 8 bars.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Adapting these Granola Bars
A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. 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
Keep these No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars in the fridge to 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.