Peanut Butter Honey No Bake Granola Bars ~ Easy, No Bake Granola Bars are Flavored with Peanut Butter and Sweetened with Honey! Perfect After School Snack for The Kids or Healthy Snack For You!
These Peanut Butter Honey No Bake Granola Bars are the perfect quick, easy snack for after school or anytime! I love that they are flavored with peanut butter and sweetened with honey. I know I’m giving my kids a healthy snack to fuel them on the go, plus Mom loves them too! I love that I have all the ingredients on hand and I can mix in my favorite extras!
Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter Honey No Bake Granola Bars!
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Creamy peanut butter
It’s back to school time for us here in Arizona. Now that I have a Kindergartner (how/when did that happen? *sobs*), I am transitioning into my role as the mom of an elementary school aged child. That means packing lunch, preparing after school snacks, and making sure I send him off to school with a full belly.
My Mom would never let us leave the house without breakfast and it’s something that’s stuck with me all my life. Now, I find myself doing the same with my kids!
I try to feed my kids a balanced, nutritious diet and I’m always looking for ways to satisfy their sweet tooth (OK, and mine too) with something that actually has some nutritional value. I’ve been relying on these No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Granola Bars lately for breakfast or afternoon snack. I’ll even drizzle a few with melted dark chocolate and pass them off as dessert.
This recipe is made up of rolled oats combined with peanut butter, honey, and a touch of salt – that’s it! There’s no need to bake them, press them into a pan and chill in the refrigerator until they firm up. I like to store these in the refrigerator, they hold together best if they are slightly chilled.
The great thing about this peanut butter granola bar recipe is that you can make these as regular peanut butter and honey granola bars or you can switch things up with the mix-ins of your choice. You can add a handful of mini chocolate chips or raisins, a couple tablespoons of chia seeds, or you can drizzle them with melted chocolate.
Great Add-Ins for Peanut Butter Honey No Bake Granola Bars!
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Chia Seeds
- Melted Chocolate
These bars are really filling; a little goes a long way. These Peanut Butter Granola Bars contain protein and fiber and the perfect touch of natural sweetness from honey. They can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free oats.
I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe. Mix up a batch and stick ’em in your fridge. You’ll be surprised at how quickly they disappear!
They are perfect for after-school snacks, sticking in lunch boxes and midnight snacks!
Go ahead, sneak a few yourself. I know I always make sure to sample before the kids get into them!
- 2 2/3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Generous 1/2 cup honey
- Generous pinch of salt
- Optional mix-ins: mini chocolate chips raisins, chia seeds (see note)
Place peanut butter and honey in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 10 second increments until the peanut butter and honey can be easily combined, but are not hot (this should happen quickly). Stir well. Add oats and salt and stir until well combined, use your hands if you have to.
Dump into a greased 8x8 baking dish and pack and flatten into an even layer. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Slice into bars or squares.
Mix-ins: I typically use a handful of raisins or mini chocolate chips or 2 tablespoons chia seeds. If using mix-ins, reduce the oats to 2 1/2 cups.
These bars hold their shape best if they stay chilled. I store them in the refrigerator.
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