We used to love a particular store-bought peanut butter chocolate chip granola bar. We always had them in our pantry.
When we became more conscious about what we were putting into our bodies, we realized they were full of additives and undesirable things.
I’ve been experimenting to make our own, as close to that flavor we remember.
Our no-bake granola bars, customizable with ingredients like rice cereal, dried fruit, nuts, and nut butter!
Here are all our favorite ingredients:
Katie melts the honey, sugar, and peanut butter:
Tori mixes the dry ingredients:
We fold in the peanut butter syrup to the dry ingredients:
I line a pan with parchment paper:
I press the granola into the pan:
Chocolate chips are pressed last so they don’t melt too much.
I fold over the parchment and press with my hands, then cover over it all with foil, and refrigerate. For at least an hour, usually overnight.
The cold granola cuts pretty. We store it in zip bags in the fridge since it’s a little more gooey than store-bought bars.
These granola bars are super easy to make.
You can add different nuts, nut butter (or not), chocolate, dried fruit, seeds, different cereals – make them how you want! You can add more or less sweetener to your taste.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup rice cereal
- 1 cup sliced almonds any chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/8 cup chia
- 1/4 cup dried fruit optional
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips optional
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter any nut butter, optional
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 t salt
- Melt sugars and peanut butter over medium heat and then add salt and vanilla.
- Stir together dry ingredients (except chocolate) in a large bowl.
- Fold in the peanut butter syrup and mix until incorporated.
- Cover a 13×9 baking dish with foil or parchment paper and press into pan.
- Press chocolate chips into granola.
- Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
- Cut into bars and enjoy!
- We keep these in the fridge in baggies since they’re stickier than store-bought granola bars.
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