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No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars – Deliciously thick and chewy granola bars loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips and M&MS!

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If you’ve tried and loved these Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars, then you’ll love today’s recipe – No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars!

No-bake granola bars are a favourite of mine to make because they’re super quick and easy to throw together, and they are very adaptable. 

I absolutely love the combination of peanut butter and M&Ms in this granola bar recipe. The crispiness of the M&Ms combined with the soft and chewiness of the bars is just perfection!

A close-up shot of No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars overlapping each other.

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
  • porridge oats
  • coco pops OR rice krispies
  • cinnamon (optional, but SO good!)
  • chocolate chips
  • M&M’s

You probably have most of the ingredients, right? 🙂 If so, you neeeed to go make these granola bars right now. Because there is nothing better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate in a scrumptious chewy bar!

How to make No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars

To make these bars, grab a large mixing bowl and stir together the oats, Coco Pops, and cinnamon.

In a large microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter and honey, and heat in 20 – 30 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. Use your hands if you need to. Fold in the chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup (100g) of M&Ms.

Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan (using your hands if needed), then press the remaining M&Ms on top.

Cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 – 4 hours before removing and 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.

A sideview shot of No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars stacked on top of each other.

These No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars are:

  • deliciously thick and chewy
  • added crunch from the chocolate M&M’s
  • bursting with peanut butter flavour
  • an indulgent breakfast bar, or snack

How long will these bars last? These bars can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

A sideview shot of a tall stack of No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars.
No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars - Deliciously thick and chewy granola bars loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips and M&MS!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter M&M Granola Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Deliciously thick and chewy granola bars loaded with peanut butter flavour, and stuffed full of chocolate chips and M&MS!

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) Coco Pops OR Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (150g) chocolate M&M's

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, Coco Pops, and cinnamon.
  3. In a large microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter and honey, and heat in 20 - 30 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 the chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup (100g) of M&Ms.
  5. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan (using your hands if needed), then press the remaining M&Ms on top. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 - 4 hours before removing and cutting into bars.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. They 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: 231Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Demeter | Beaming Baker

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

That last photo has just taken my breath away! Goodness, I am loving all of your photos (as always hehe). Nothing better than an easy and tasty peanut butter treat. :) Such a fun video too!! Wishing you an awesome week ahead. :)

Marsha

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Thank you, Demeter! :)

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