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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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!

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars piled on top of each other in a fluted tart dish.

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

What I love about these granola bars is 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!

Looking for more granola recipes? Check out my No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars, and my No-Bake Almond Butter Breakfast Bars.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars being sliced on foil.

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • vanilla extract
  • porridge oats
  • Rice Krispies
  • ground cinnamon (optional, but SO good!)
  • chocolate chips

How to make No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

To make these granola bars, simply stir together the oats, Rice Krispies, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the peanut butter and honey and heat in 20 second intervals until the peanut butter is runny and can be combined easily with the honey. Stir in the vanilla.

Fold in the oats mixture until evenly coated. You may need to use your hands if the mixture is too crumbly.

Fold in 3/4 cup (130g) of the chocolate chips. Don’t worry if they melt a little against the warm mixture.

Press the mixture firmly into an 8×8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil (use your hands), then press the remaining chocolate chips on top.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 – 3 hours before cutting into bars.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Close-up of No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars piled in a fluted tart dish.

These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars are:

  • deliciously thick and chewy
  • super quick and easy to make
  • loaded with flavour from the peanut butter and added cinnamon
  • perfect for breakfast, or as a snack!

How long will these peanut butter granola bars last? These bars can be stored at room temperature for 1 week or in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Can I freeze these granola bars? Yes! These bars also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before eating.

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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These granola bars are deliciously thick and chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (190g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (170g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (200g) porridge oats
  • 1 cup (25g) Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8-inch square 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, and honey and heat in 20 second intervals until the peanut butter is runny and can be combined easily with the honey. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Fold in the oats mixture until evenly coated. Use your hands if you need to. 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 (use your hands), then press the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  6. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 - 3 hours before removing and cutting into bars.

Notes

Leftovers can be 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Raffaela Iannucci

Saturday 17th of April 2021

What are porridge oats? I read more of the comments and questions and my question I just sent was answered. I'll be using maple syrup!

Marsha

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Quick oats. Rolled oats will work, too!

Raffaela Iannucci

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Can I use maple syrup instead of honey?

Marsha

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Yes, that's fine.

Gina

Saturday 25th of January 2020

I made them and my family loved them. They set up perfectly and were delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Roberta

Saturday 16th of February 2019

Do you use regular or quick cooking oats?

Marsha

Saturday 16th of February 2019

I use quick oats, but rolled oats would work too! :)

Courtney

Thursday 14th of February 2019

You think you could mix the peanut butter and such in a sauce pan on the stove?

Marsha

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Yes, of course! Just be sure to have the stove on low heat and constantly stir it until the mixture is runny :)

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