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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars can be made in under 10 minutes. These granola bars are actually healthy! They are a perfect snack or a great for school lunch! Kids absolutely love these granola bars!

no bake peanut butter chocolate chip granola bar

No Bake Granola Bar Recipe- Fast, Easy, Healthy & Delicious!

I don’t know about you, but my kids could put away 5 boxes of granola bars per day if I let them!

I could probably do some damage, myself though. Granola bars are just the perfect snack. Portable. Oats are healthy, right?

I have become completely obsessed with these Peanut Sweet & Salty granola bars lately. Peanut butter granola bar literally dipped in chocolate. Sugar is #2 on the ingredient list. They sure taste good, but definitely aren’t that great for me or my kids!

I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent on granola bars since finding those puppies. ?

Well, sorry Sunbelt Bakery! A new granola bar is in town and it is here to stay.

chocolate chip peanut butter granola bar

You want to know the ingredient list?

  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Quick Oats
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Krispy Rice Cereal
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

REALLY! That is it. Aaaaand there is hardly even any brown sugar in there.

The brown sugar just helps everything set up and stick together. It makes these bars sliceable.

They don’t even fall apart.

And they take less than 10 minutes to make. Okay, what are you waiting for? Get to it! ?

Peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars

How to make No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

To make the granola bars, combine honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan.

Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 45 seconds. Start timing once you begin seeing continuous bubbles!

honey and brown sugar boiling together.

Remove from heat and add in vanilla and peanut butter.

Stir until smooth and creamy.

peanut butter, vanilla, brown sugar and honey

Measure out the quick oats, Krispy rice cereal and slivered almonds into a large bowl.

Pour the peanut butter & honey mixture into the oats, cereal and almonds.

oats rice Krispys and slivered almonds

Stir to thoroughly coat the oats, cereal and almonds.

Firmly press into  a 9X9 pan.

I find it is easiest to use a spatula and pack down the granola bars. I pack with my hand, the spatula in-between my hand and the granola bars.

packed granola bars

Sprinkle mini chocolate chips onto the top of the granola bars.

Use the back of the spatula again and press the chocolate chips into the granola bars.

chocolate chips sprinkled onto the granola bars.

Now the hard part: let them cool completely before slicing.

Confession: I usually toss them in my fridge for 10 minutes to speed up the process.

granola bars sliced up

The granola bars will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days. Mine usually last less than 48 hours though. ?

Peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars.

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

(Printable Recipe Below)

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars can be made in under 10 minutes. These granola bars are actually healthy! They are a perfect snack or a great for school lunch! Kids absolutely love these Granola Bars!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Krispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  1. Measure out the oats, cereal and almonds. Set aside.
  2. Bring honey and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 45 seconds and then remove from heat.
  3. Add in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until completely combined and smooth.
  4. Pour over the oats, cereal and almonds. Stir to evenly coat in the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Press in a parchment paper lined 9X9 pan. Pack very tightly.
  6. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top and press them into the granola bar.
  7. Cool completely before slicing.
  8. The granola bars keep well at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

*Rolled oats will not work! Must use quick oats.

*To cool quickly, toss in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. Make sure not to forget about them!!

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4.84 from 6 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars can be made in under 10 minutes. These granola bars are actually healthy! They are a perfect snack or a great for school lunch! Kids absolutely love these granola bars!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 bars

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Krispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, optional

Instructions 

  • Measure out the oats, cereal and almonds. Set aside.
  • Bring honey and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 45 seconds and then remove from heat.
  • Add in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until completely combined and smooth.
  • Pour over the oats, cereal and almonds. Stir to evenly coat in the peanut butter mixture.
  • Press in a parchment paper lined 9X9 pan. Pack very tightly.
  • Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top and press them into the granola bar. 
  • Cool completely before slicing.
  • The granola bars keep well at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

*Rolled oats will not work! Must use quick oats.
*To cool quickly, toss in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. Make sure not to forget about them!!
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Has anyone tried almond butter for this recipe? My boys are allergic to peanuts, but love granola bars!!

  2. Oh, I think almond butter would be delicious!! I haven’t tried myself, but think that would be a great substitution!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is quick and easy to make! The granola is full of chewy goodness! This recipe will definitely be a staple in my lunch snacks.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is very fast to make for The kids snacks for school! I made this recipe twice in the same week because it was that delicious! 🙂 The granola bars are chewy and flavorful. 10/10 we will definitely be eating these granola bars all year long!

  5. 5 stars
    These were amazing. But, even when I tried to make them smaller, I got only 12 bars from my batch (and I doubled the recipe!) My kids and I are going to make them again soon. They asked me to pass on their thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these because I was looking for an easy snack. They are very easy to make and oh so delicious! I shared the recipe with our daughter for her teenagers.