Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These crunchy peanut butter granola bars are too good to be true. Pure heaven in one scrumptious treat. A healthier snack with the flavour profile of a rich and decadent traditional granola bar.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

If there is only one recipe that you make from this Blog, this should be the one!

These crunchy peanut butter granola bars are DEE-licious.

Not only are they are made with super rich (and healthi-er) ingredients, their texture is sheer perfection-super crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside.

One bite and you’ll be hooked. Trust me.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Wanna know why? Firstly, how can you go wrong with the combination of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate?

Secondly, these crunchy peanut butter granola bars are the epitome of ‘healthy’ decadence.

Thirdly, these are just DEE-licious! (Have I mentioned that already?)

Sure, peanut butter and chocolate aren’t commonly referred to as ‘healthy’ snacks, however, on a positive note, a little goes a long way in this recipe.

As for the other ingredients, no one can deny that raw honey, omega 3-rich coconut oil, and fiber-rich oats aren’t healthier options than what you regularly find in traditional granola bars.

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Word to the wise; double or triple the recipe when you prepare these. I’ve made them a few times already and forget to do so each time-which means they are gone before I can even stock a few in the freezer.

On a side note, be sure to allow these to cool for 5-7 minutes before cutting them. If they are too hot they will stick to the knife and will be difficult to cut properly.

On the other hand, do not wait too long to cut them. If they harden completely before cutting there’s a greater chance they will break apart when you do cut them.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

2016-04-12
: 5 min
: 20-25 min

These crunchy peanut butter granola bars are too good to be true. Pure heaven in one scrumptious treat. A healthier snack with the flavour profile of a rich and decadent traditional granola bar. If there is only one recipe that you make from this Blog, this should be the one! These crunchy peanut butter granola bars …

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
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Ingredients
    2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the coconut oil, peanut butter, and honey in a medium bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds-1 minute, or until completely melted. Stir to combine then transfer to a larger bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine with a large mixing spoon. Transfer the mixture to a small baking dish, lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (minus the melted chocolate that will stick to the toothpick!) and the top of the granola bars are lightly browned and crispy.

Allow to cool for 5-7 minutes then cut into desired portions. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for one week (I doubt they’ll last long!) or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

40 thoughts on “Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars”

  • Emma S 1 year ago

    I mades these this afternoon! OMG delicious!

    • Yay!! So glad you loved them. Just curious, did you just stumble across the recipe, or did you see the post on Facebook? I just posted about these, but it’s an old recipe – one I keep forgetting about. I’m going to make them this weekend 😉

  • Phyllis J Vogelbacher 1 year ago

    I made these today and my daughter loved them, so did my parrot.
    They were super easy to make and nice and crunchy but not so much that they were hard as a rock to bite into. My daughter loved this about them.

    • Phyllis J Vogelbacher 1 year ago

      Also next time would double the batch but first wanted to see if they would be liked by my daughter and she said they were better then store bought.!!!I will make these up often, thanks so much!

  • Emma 2 years ago

    These look amazing! Do you recommend a way of making them vegan (without the honey)?

  • Oh what a fun and healthy granola bar that I KNOW my picky 5 year old will love. I definitely need to make these for him and I already thought of like 5 other things I can add to them.

    • I honestly don’t know who wouldn’t like these…unless, they don’t like peanut butter! 😉

      • I don’t either and I don’t know that there are many people who don’t even like peanut butter. I can even make these for my food allergy boy and just substitute with his sunflower seed butter (wanna-be peanut butter haha). Thanks again for the recipe!

  • Carol Perehudoff 2 years ago

    I’m hooked already and I haven’t even made them yet. I think if you use natural unsweetened peanut butter they’d be super healthy. I’m travelling right now – if only I had a kitchen! When I get back home I’ll give them a try.

  • Becca Wilson 2 years ago

    I had to come back and say that I gave this recipe a try and it was a complete hit in my house! It will be one of our go-tos from now on.

  • Rochkirstin Santos 2 years ago

    Peanut butter and chocolate combination is a match that’s made in heaven. I like to try creating these granola bars myself. They look delicious and really tempting!

  • Jennifer Tammy 2 years ago

    These look amazing! I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to sugar-laden granola bars and school snacks, so these look PERFECT. My kids would love them.

  • I can understand why you suggest tripling the recipe! If I made a batch of these in my house, my husband would eat them all before I even had the chance to have one! That being said, I think I will have cook up a FEW batches of these delicious sounding granola bars this weekend

  • These look and sound delicious. I’m surprised at how easy it sounds to make them. I might have to give it a try. I know our girls would enjoy them, I know my husband would too.

  • Nickida Stephens 2 years ago

    This looks absolutely delicious. I never thought about making my own granola bars. I’ll have to try this for my kids, that way I know what’s in my kids food. Thanks for sharing

  • Becca Wilson 2 years ago

    This looks so good! I know that my family would eat this up in a heartbeat.

  • cvantassel 2 years ago

    Granola bars are such an easy grab and go snack. I even carry them with me in my bag when we leave the house. This recipe is perfect and sounds amazing!

  • Mmm… I love granola bars! Love how you’ve added peanut butter, too. That would make it more filling and add protein, too. I agree with Amanda about adding chocolate!

  • Stephanie Pass 2 years ago

    These look absolutely fantastic! I love granola bars, and I especially love homemade ones. I can’t wait to try this.

  • My boys absolutely LOVE granola bars and I am always on the hunt for ones made with healthier products and ingredients. I love the idea of home made granola bars so I will have to try out your recipe. And maybe add some extra chocolate for Mama’s sweet tooth.

  • Kristy 2 years ago

    These granola bars look absolutely amazing! I’m always looking for hearty snack for the kids to grab. I never would have thought to store them in the freezer — great tip!

  • These sound like an amazing treat to make! I love peanut butter and chocolate its my favorite flavor combination for anything! I need to start making our own granola bars love how these turned out.

  • Saving Common Cents 2 years ago

    My kiddos love granola bars and I much prefer to make our own versus buying prepackaged ones. I’ll be trying this recipe soon!

  • Miles L. 2 years ago

    What a delicious and wonderful snack. I’ll save your recipe. I’d try to prepare this for the kids.

  • These are a must try! I love granola bars but have never made my own so this will be fun!

  • I am going to have to try to make these. I always have failed at other recipes and I am on a mission to get one right! This would make great snack for spring break that’s coming up next week here in NH

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 2 years ago

    Oh these turned out just lovely. They look so delicious and have everything I love right in them! Delicious!

  • WEMAKE7 2 years ago

    Wow, you are so awesome with everything you make. These look perfect!

  • I’d love to try some of these. I think my family would be pretty happy with some new peanut butter treats.

  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley 2 years ago

    I love peanut butter anything! I’ll have to give this a try, thanks for posting how to make this!

  • Tori Gabriel 2 years ago

    Oh my God, my girls would LOVE these. I’m not a fan of peanut butter myself but I didn’t want to pass my dislike onto my kids so they both love the stuff. I need to make these for them. They’ll go crazy!

  • J-Man and MillerBug 2 years ago

    What a great way to get some good protein too! I wish my family likes peanut butter. I do but the rest don’t! I would eat them all myself LOL!

  • Pam W 2 years ago

    Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combination! This looks like a delicious granola bar recipe.

  • These granola bars sound so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m a huge fan of peanut butter so I know I’ll love this treat!

  • Alli Smith 2 years ago

    These look so much better than the granola bars in the grocery store. I like that all the ingredients are wholesome. Yum!

  • Robin Rue 2 years ago

    Those sound so good. We go through a lot of granola in our house because it’s a super filling snack!

  • Oh these look so good, my mouth is watering right now. I’m hungry because I have not had breakfast yet…LOL!

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