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Homemade Granola Bars - 12 Ways - Switch up your snack lineup with these healthy on-the go snacks. Best of all, these protein bars are simple to customize and make ahead for school or work lunchboxes. Refined sugar free, gluten free, nut free and keto options.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Granola Bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, granola, granola bars, no bake snacks, peanut butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 294 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey sub with coconut nectar, 2/3 cup date paste or brown rice syrup for vegan
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • *2/3 cup almonds or pecans chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut can substitute with crispy rice cereal

For the Chocolate Layer:

  • 3 ounces 85% dark chocolate, chopped OR no sugar dark chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a large saucepan over very low heat.
  3. Whisk until smooth and combined and allow to thicken and bubble for 1-2 minutes, while continuously stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon and salt until smooth. Fold in oats, nuts, flax seeds and shredded coconut.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan while pressing down very firmly and flattening with a spatula until tight and compressed.

Make the chocolate layer:

  1. Add 3 ounces of dark chocolate to a small saucepan and melt until completely smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and tilt the pan so that the chocolate covers the peanut butter layer entirely.

  2. Place the pan in the freezer (or fridge) until hardened, about 1 hour. When the bars are set, use the parchment paper to lift them from the pan. Slice into even bars.
  3. Bars are softer when left out at room temperature. For best results, store bars in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.