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A stack of gluten-free peanut butter granola bars on parchment paper.
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These chewy No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars are beyond easy to mix up! Natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup, and mini chocolate chips combine to make the best homemade granola bars that beat any of the other after school snacks.
Prep Time10 minutes
Refrigeration2 hours
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars


  • 6 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
  • cup peanut butter* smooth
  • cup coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oats old-fashioned, gluten-free if needed
  • cup peanuts salted, finely chopped
  • cup mini chocolate chips


  • Make the Base: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat combine maple syrup, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Stir for 2-3 minutes, or until ingredients are smooth and well incorporated. Turn off the heat and add vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
    6 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, ⅓ cup peanut butter*, ⅓ cup coconut oil, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Stir in Oats and Nuts: In a large bowl combine oats and chopped peanuts. Add peanut butter sauce to bowl and mix well. Wait until ingredients have cooled to room temperature and add chocolate chips. Stir until just combined.
    2 cups oats, ⅔ cup peanuts, ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Add to Pan: Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Press granola bars mixture firmly into the dish. Refrigerate granola bars for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.
  • Cut granola bars in the tray for best results. Store in the refrigerator between servings and enjoy!


Storage Directions:
Seal the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Place parchment or wax paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.
To freeze, place the bars in a freezer-safe, airtight container for up to 3 months.
Recipe Tips:
  • Be old-fashioned. Rolled oats will give the best texture to these bars.
  • Wait for it. Don't stir the chocolate chips into the hot oat mixture or they'll melt.
  • Prep your pan. Line the baking dish for easy removal of the bars.
  • Get creative. Add other mix-ins of your choice, like flaked coconut, dried fruit, Medjool dates, other favorite nuts, or cacao nibs.
  • Stay fresh. These bars are best kept in the fridge.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.2mg