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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola BarsΒ – These granola bars are deliciously thick and chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips!

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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Today, I bring you my all-time favourite homemade granola bars – No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars!

These granola bars combine some of my favourite ingredients. Oats, Rice Krispies, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. These bars are just divine.Β You’re going to love them!

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

What I love about these granola bars isΒ that they are so quick and easy to make. They take about 10 minutes to make, and about 2 hours in the fridge to firm up. You can even leave them in the fridge overnight, ready to cut into bars the next morning to take to school or work!

There’s nothing better than an on-the-go snack that tastes like peanut butter and chocolate that’ll keep you going until lunch. πŸ˜‰

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

These are a huge hit with my family, and I’m sure they will be with yours, too. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy!

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog
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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These granola bars are deliciously thick and chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yields 8 long bars, or 16 small bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter 250g
  • 1/4 cup honey 90g
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar 50g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats 200g
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies 25g
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, and set aside.
  2. Stir together the oats, Rice Krispies, and cinnamon.

  3. In a large microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir and repeat until smooth and combined. Remove from the microwave, then stir in the vanilla.

  4. Fold in the oats mixture until evenly coated. Fold in 3/4 cup (130g) of the chocolate chips. Don't worry if they melt a little against the warm mixture!

  5. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan, then press the remaining chocolate chips on top. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours before removing and cutting into bars.

Notes

Leftovers can be individually wrapped in clingfilm or parchment paper, and stored at room temperature for 1 week or in the fridge for 2 weeks. These bars also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before eating.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
    October 28, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Ohhh hello – I NEED a big batch of those! Love the addition of the rice crispies, I’ve gotta try that next time I make some granola bars. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks, Vivian! You, too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    October 31, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    There seriously isn’t anything better than this, Marsha! You and I share a great, GREAT love of peanut butter and chocolate. Totally a match made in heaven. πŸ™‚ Love that this is so quick and easy to make! They look a million times better than store bought! Now if only you could deliver… πŸ˜‰ Drooling over these like crazy, Marsha! Hope you have an awesome week. Pinning and sharing, of course! xo

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 31, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! Peanut butter love! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply
    Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum
    November 1, 2016 at 12:32 am

    These granola bars look delicious! You can never ever go wrong with chocolate + peanut butter! Happy Halloween. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks, Ashlyn! Hope you enjoyed Halloween! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    November 1, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Yummy! I love these 1) Because they’re no bake and 2) Because you loaded them up with chocolate chips. A girl after my own heart πŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks, Shelby! Can’t go wrong with lots of chocolate chips! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Sheila Barriault
    November 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Is there a calorie amount per serving

  • Reply
    Chrisann
    December 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    These look amazing, can you use maple syrup instead of honey for this recipe? Just like the taste better.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Chrisann! Yes, that’s fine πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Caroline
    January 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Hello,
    How many servings does this make? 12, 14?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      January 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Either 16 small squares, 9 big squares, or 8 long bars. Whichever you like!

  • Reply
    Tara
    January 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I followed the recipe exactly and they do not hold together like they appear to in the pictures.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      January 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

      I’m sorry to hear! I can’t really tell you what went wrong without actually being there to see. These bars hold together very well, and are easy to cut once chilled. You could try chilling them for longer, but 2 hours was perfect for me.

  • Reply
    Andy
    July 20, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I just made them and had the same problem. I made another half batch of the peanut butter mixture but they still seem crumbly. I haven’t cut yet and threw pan in freezer – fingers crossed !

    I also have a feeling these will be too sweet for me. I tasted the batter and it was a bit much. I would cut back on the chocolate chips. I wonder if I could use natural no sugar peanut butter? Love how easy recipe is… hope they stick together!

  • Reply
    Andy
    July 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Alright, don’t verdict is in… bars even from freezer complete crumble. Better as an ice cream topping!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      July 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I’m so sorry they turned out too crumbly for you! I can’t really tell you what went wrong, but it seems there wasn’t enough wet ingredients to keep the bars together, even after you made half a batch more of the peanut butter mixture. I make these all the time as requested by my daughter, but as some readers have said these came out too crumbly, I will alter the recipe slightly over the weekend. I hope you’ll come back and try them out again! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Britney
      July 28, 2017 at 6:54 am

      I’ve made these 3 times now. The first 2 times I did all the mixing with a spoon. And then used the spoon to press them down into the pan. They were crumbly but we just ate them over the kitchen sink I just made another batch tonight and decided to use my hands. I made sure they were clean and then mixed all the ingredients together really well. I felt like I got the peanut butter to mix in and cover all the oats/krispies much better this way. I also used my hands to really press down into the pan. I let them chill for 3 hours instead of 2 and they came out perfect. They held together and I haven’t had any crumbling whatsoever. I hope this helps!!

      • Reply
        Marsha
        July 28, 2017 at 8:47 am

        Thanks for the helpful tip, Britney! I’ve also edited the recipe and upped the peanut butter, to help prevent crumbling πŸ™‚

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