Go Back

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Servings 12 bars


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup oil I used avocado oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Note: you want the parchment paper long enough to hang out of the sides of the pan. Almost like a sling, so you can pull the sides up to remove the bars after baking.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, and oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk together.
  • Add vanilla. Whisk again.
  • In another medium bowl, combine flour, soda, and oats. Mix together with large spoon.
  • Add peanut butter mixture to medium bowl with oat mixture. Stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Press granola bar dough into prepared 8x8 baking pan. Press REALLY well - really get in there. This helps keep them from crumbling when you cut them.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely in the pan before removing.
  • Once cool, pull out granola bar square by lifting the parchment paper on opposite sides. Cut into 12 bars or 16 squares. Store in an air tight container on the counter or in the refrigerator for a week. (Longer is safe but they may get stale.)


Other Thoughts
  • If your mixture feels warm, allow it to cool before adding the chocolate chips or they melt all in the granola bars. (unless you like that sorta thing)
  • These are amazing in a granola bar pan, like this one. Just make sure you let them cool completely before you remove them or they will break. And, no one wants a broken granola bar...
  • These keep really well! I must admit, I've never kept any longer than a week because they just don't hang around that long. But you can easily make these ahead of time and keep all week and they'll stay amazing!
  • To feed a crowd, make 1 1/2 recipes and bake in a 9x13 inch pan for 24 minutes.
How-to-Use Guide:
Athletes: There's no hungry like a training athlete hungry. These complex carbohydrate- healthy fat rich bars are sure to keep that hunger in check. Eat one as a snack between meals or eat along with breakfast or lunch.
Healthy Eating: Have a square as your afternoon snack to keep hunger in check so you don't raid the cupboard when you get home from work.
Kids: Say goodbye to store bought granola bars when you start making these for the kids! A great after school snack!