If you’ve had my Peanut Butter Balls or Peanut Butter Cookies before, you will love these granola bars! With just 5 simple ingredients, these bars are easy to prepare, nutritious and so tasty!
I usually have to make a double batch because 8 bars do not last long in the Kelly house. Now that my kids are back at school I am always looking for snacks for their lunch boxes and after school.
These are perfect because they are so easy to make and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. They have honey in them so they may be a little sticky, so just wash your fingers after you eat them (licking them clean is also perfectly acceptable as well).
I used cacao nibs which added a fabulous crunch but you can easily use chocolate chips, dried fruit, peanut butter chips, chia seeds or whatever you’d like. The possibilities are endless.
Peanut butter and chocolate together is just about as good as it gets. Add some texture and you’ve got sheer perfection.
I personally love a little extra crunch.
If your bars need a little more honey to hold them together better, go for it. You can also use 100% maple syrup for a vegan alternative.
Obviously maple syrup is sticky like honey so be careful not to make too much of a mess. I promise it will worth it in the end.
I usually meal prep on Sunday afternoons, depending on our sports and activity schedule. I like to prepare a bunch of healthy snacks and meals for the week to simplify things.
It really helps on those busy mornings ad afternoons when it’s too hectic to even think about cooking or baking anything.
These are the perfect, healthy school snack. Hope you (and your kids) like these as much as we do!
Just remember, you should always make a double batch!
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats or whatever oats you'd like if you aren't gluten-free
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cacao nibs can also use chocolate chips or dried fruit
- Mix all the ingredients except cacao nibs in a medium bowl thoroughly.
- Add cacao nibs until combined.
- Line a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Spread mixture into pan and smooth out evenly.
- Place into refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set.
- Cut into 8 bars. ENJOY!
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 25.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g1 3%
*Nutrition Information not 100% guaranteed, provided by www.caloriecount.com
Here are some more healthy bar recipes that I thought you might like:
White Chocolate Protein Bars from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Granola Bar Recipe from Erin Lives Whole
Oatmeal Almond Raisin Granola Bars from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Granola Bar Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie
Slow Cooker Gluten Free Cherry Almond Bars from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Low Carb No Bake Granola Bars from Sweet as Honey
No Bake Low Carb Cookie Dough Bars from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!