Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars: A Healthful Nudge to Your Day

In a world where convenience often reigns supreme, there’s an unsung hero that quietly finds its way into the hearts and hands of many: homemade peanut butter granola bars. These bars offer more than a delicious snack; they provide a nutritious boost and a satisfying treat to keep you going.

Oats: The Wholesome Base: At the core of these homemade delights are quick-cook oats, packed with dietary fiber and energy-sustaining power. These hearty grains serve as the sturdy foundation for our granola bars, ensuring you stay full and focused.

Peanut Butter Bliss: Peanut butter, a beloved staple, introduces that unmistakable nutty richness. Its wholesome protein content gives these bars an added dose of sustenance, making them an ideal choice for a mid-morning snack or pre-workout fuel.

Honey, Nature’s Sweetener: To enhance the overall flavor, we’ve added nature’s sweet gift – honey. Not only does it provide a luscious sweetness, but it also boasts its natural healing properties. Honey gently binds everything together, ensuring that every bite is a harmonious blend of nutty and sweet.

The Brown Sugar Accent: Brown sugar chimes in, giving a subtle caramel-like sweetness to our granola bars, offering a delightful contrast to the more robust flavors.

A Dash of Salt and a Splash of Vanilla: Just a pinch of salt balances the sweetness, and a splash of vanilla extract amplifies the overall aroma, making these bars a fragrant and appetizing indulgence.

So, what makes our homemade peanut butter granola bars exceptional? It’s not just their incredible taste, but also the wholesomeness of their ingredients. These bars are a testament to the fact that a quick, nutritious snack can be homemade, delightful, and healthful – all at the same time.

From busy mornings to outdoor adventures, these granola bars are your trusty companions, ready to uplift your day one bite at a time.

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Peanut Butter Bars

  • Author: The kilted Chef
  • Yield: 1 8X8 pan 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 cups quick cook minute oats
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8th tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Line an 8 X 8 pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang and set aside.
  2. Combine the oats and rice crispies in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and salt into a double boiler and melt, stirring until it’s well incorporated, stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine the oat mixture with the peanut butter mixture and mix well.
  5. Place the mixture into the prepared pan, use a fork to firmly press down the mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Once the bars have set combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave bowl, heat for 60 seconds then stir to combine, drizzle the chocolate over the bars.
  • Category: baking, snacks, recipes

Keywords: healthy, after school snacks, homemade, peanut butter, honey, snacks to go, kids snacks, granola