These chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars are the easiest to make and are so delicious! Best of all, they’re no-bake and ready in just 10 minutes!
All you need is one bowl, one dish & 10 minutes to get perfect snack bars together! I’ve been loving these to snack on all week and take with me when I want something quick and delicious. If you need other quick and easy no bake snacks, try my pumpkin no bake bars and pecan pie bites!
These no bake chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars come together in one bowl and are perfect to meal prep for the week too. If you don’t like peanut butter, you can easily sub for creamy almond butter or sunflower seed butter. These granola bars have some extra protein in them from collagen peptides. I’ll grab a bite of these before heading to the gym in the morning or when I want a little something sweet in the afternoon.
What you need for this recipe:
- Oatmeal: Choose old-fashioned oats or rolled oats. Steel cut and quick oats will not work for this recipe
- Peanut Butter: Use creamy for this recipe (I like using the Trader Joe’s one!). You can also sub out almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
- Collagen Peptides: Adds a little extra protein to help make this a healthy and delicious snack (I use this one!). You can use code ‘onebalancedlife’ for 15% off at checkout!
- Flaxseed: Use ground flaxseed by purchasing it already ground or buying whole flax and grinding yourself just before using.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds add a delicious crunch to these bars and an extra benefit of protein and healthy fats.
- Mini chocolate chips: Mini chocolate chips work best for this recipe. You can use semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or cacao nibs.
How to make Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars:
- Line 8×8 dish with parchment paper.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl
- Press mixture down in the parchment-lined pan and let it sit in the fridge for 1-2 hrs. Press a few extra chocolate chips on top of the mixture.
- Cut into bars & store in the fridge for up to a week.
Pro Tips: If you’re having trouble getting the parchment paper to stick, add some coconut oil on the bottom so that the parchment paper will stick to the dish.
How to store homemade granola bars:
I like to store them in these reusable bags during the week! They’re easy to take along with you and keep everything fresh in the fridge. The granola bars will last up to a week.
You can even make a large batch of these granola bars and freeze them! Just wrap in paper and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Be sure to remove as much air as possible. They should last up to 3 months in the freezer. Just take out and let thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator when you want a healthy snack!
If your batter doesn’t seem sticky enough and you’re still left with some crumbs after mixing everything, you’ll want to add a little more honey or nut butter.
If you don’t have chocolate chips or don’t want to use them, you can easily substitute for something else or leave out. Dried fruit like cranberries or raisins is perfect for homemade granola bars.
Yes! These bars are full of fiber from the oats, healthy fat and protein from the peanut butter and chia seeds, and an extra protein boost from collagen peptides.
Products that I used for these granola bars:
Further Food Collagen Peptides: I love that adding in collagen here adds in protein to these bars! A scoop of collagen is 9g of protein. It can be mixed with anything and you can’t taste it!
If you like this recipe, you may also enjoy these recipes on One Balanced Life:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3-4 scoops collagen peptides (I use Further Food)
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (+ additional for on top)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
- Using a 8x8 dish, lay with parchment paper. Pour mixture to evenly cover the dish
- Top some mini chocolate chips on top.
- Place in the fridge for 2+ hours.
- Cut into bars and store in the fridge for the week!
You can omit the chia seeds here.
until next time...