peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars recipe makes the perfect, easy-to-make, no bake healthy snack! These gluten free granola bars are a little crunchy and a little chewy. The recipe is easy to customize, too.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip granola bars, gluten free, no bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Chrissie Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup thick natural peanut butter almond butter also works!
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup or creamed honey
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 to 2 cups gluten-free large flake oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts or other nuts of your choice
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or other add-ins like dried fruit or seeds

Instructions

  1. Add the peanut butter, brown rice syrup (or honey), softened butter, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and stir to combine. Warm them in the microwave for 20 second increments on 50% power until the mixture becomes ultra smooth when you stir it.
  2. Add 1 2/3 cups of the oats, peanuts and chocolate chips to the bowl with the peanut butter mixture and stir well to combine. If the mixture seems a little bit too sticky, add the other 1/3 cup of oats.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into a square baking pan (8x8) that's been greased and lined with parchment paper.
  4. Add the baking pan to the freezer and allow the bars to set for about an hour. This is an important step, since it's what will help the granola bars to stay together!
  5. Remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature just until you're able to slice them. Store them in a container in the fridge, and enjoy!