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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!

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

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

Ingredients for No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars:

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

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. 😉

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!

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

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

More no-bake treats to try next!

I hope you enjoy!

4.34 from 3 votes
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yields: 8 long bars*
Calories: 431 kcal
These granola bars are deliciously thick and chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips!
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter 190g
  • 1/2 cup honey 170g
  • 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, 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. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 - 3 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.

*For 16 smaller bars, 215 calories each.

The calories are an estimate only.

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
    28th October 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
      28th October 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks, Vivian! You, too! 🙂

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    31st October 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. 🙂 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… 😉 Drooling over these like crazy, Marsha! Hope you have an awesome week. Pinning and sharing, of course! xo

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

      Thanks, Demeter! Peanut butter love! 😉

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

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

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

      Thanks, Ashlyn! Hope you enjoyed Halloween! 🙂

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    1st November 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 😉

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

      Thanks, Shelby! Can’t go wrong with lots of chocolate chips! 🙂

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

    Is there a calorie amount per serving

  • Reply
    Chrisann
    11th December 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
      12th December 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Chrisann! Yes, that’s fine 🙂

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

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

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

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

  • Reply
    Tara
    24th January 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
      25th January 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
    20th July 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
    20th July 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
      20th July 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! 🙂

    • Reply
      Britney
      28th July 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
        28th July 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 🙂

  • Reply
    Sue
    7th October 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I have made these bars twice now and haven’t had any issue. They have been a real hit with the family.
    However, today I picked up a different brand of nut butter initially and realised that it was 100% nuts without an oil in it instead of my usual brand that has nuts and oil in the ingredients. I didn’t try using the 100% nut brand as I wondered if this is what has caused the problems that one or two people have experienced. I am guessing that the oil would aid the binding.

    I have also tried tweaking it a bit by reducing some of the chocolate and adding some cranberries.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      7th October 2017 at 5:50 pm

      I’m so glad everyone enjoyed them! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tracy
    26th October 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Are you using natural peanut butter?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      26th October 2017 at 6:23 pm

      No, I don’t use natural peanut butter.

  • Reply
    Mina Katrantzaki
    8th November 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Hi guys, I want to make this recipy tomorrow and I am wondering about the rice crispies. What do you mean by that, Marsha? and my second question is that I have already bought natural peanut butter. Is that ok? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      8th November 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Mina! Rice Krispies are a crispy rice cereal, and natural peanut butter should be just fine 🙂 Enjoy!

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