Yield: 10 bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Easy no bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice (I used millet)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (I used a combo of peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and hemp seeds)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Spread oats on a cookie sheet and bake in 325 degree oven for 2-3 minutes. This step is OPTIONAL.
  2. Line a 9-inch square dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine toasted oats, puffed rice and nuts/seeds.
  4. Place peanut butter and honey in a glass bowl. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave to soften for easier mixing.
  5. Add cinnamon and mix until combined.
  6. Pour cinnamon peanut butter over dried oats mixture. Stir just until combined. Fold in peanut butter chips if desired.
  7. Press into prepared pan. Refrigerate for one hour. Overnight is best.
  8. Remove from pan by lifting the parchment paper. Cut into bars. Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Can I use rolled or old fashioned oats?
    Yes, but the bars will be a bit tougher. The quick oats are more processed so they don't need to be cooked first in this recipe
  • Do I have to toast the oats?
    No, this step is optional. Toasting the oats adds delicious flavor. If you do choose to use old fashioned oats, do not skip this step.
  • What can I use instead of puffed rice?
    Shredded coconut or more oats is an option, or use Rice Krispies cereal!
  • What kind of peanut butter is best?
    Creamy works best, any style will work for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 9g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.