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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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.

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