Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

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Everett November 4, 2020

How To Make Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Granola bars are light yet filling and it makes a healthy breakfast alternative. Make this easy recipe if you are on the go.

Preparation: 12 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¾cupnatural peanut butter
  • ½cuphoney
  • 2tbspcoconut oil
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½tspsea salt
  • cupsold-fashioned oats
  • 1cupslivered or chopped almonds
  • ½cupOptional: mini semisweet chocolate chips(plus extras for sprinkling on top)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch or 9 x 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Stir the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches a simmer. 

  3. Simmer for an additional 1 minute, stirring often so that the bottom of the mixture does not burn. Remove from the heat.

  4. Add the vanilla and salt, and stir until combined.  Add in the oats and almonds, and stir until completely combined. 

  5. Then stir in the chocolate chips until combined.

  6. Press the granola firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top.

  7. Cover and refrigerate the granola bars for about 1 hour or until they are chilled.

  8. Use the parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut, serve, and enjoy!  Or store in a sealed container for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 319.16kcal
  • Fat: 19.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.68g
  • Fiber: 4.16g
  • Sugar: 18.00g
  • Protein: 8.50g
  • Sodium: 83.09mg
  • Calcium: 50.25mg
  • Potassium: 265.22mg
  • Iron: 1.71mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg
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