Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 I love granola bars. Especially when they’re no-bake and peanut butter and chocolate chips are involved. I’d go so far as to call these healthy because they’re made with whole grains and there’s fruit included. Raisins count as fruit for me.

I made them when I was in Aruba and I made so many things while I was there that I almost forgot about this recipe until I recently saw it peering at me in my saved drafts.

I thought last week’s Carrot Pineapple Banana Bread was the last Aruba recipe, but this one really is.

You probably have everything you need to make these fast, no-bake, vegan, and gluten-free numbers in your cupboard right now. If you need additional convincing, there’s a big dollop of peanut butter, oats, crispy rice cereal, cinnamon, raisins, and chocolate chips involved.

After making the batter, which takes just five minutes to stir together, pack it into a pan and place the pan in the freezer to encourage the bars to set up faster.

When I removed the pan from freezer and the bars came into contact with the 88F degree heat inside my kitchen, the bars started sweating and glistening a little. It happens to me too in the heat.

The heat and humidity in Aruba was actually a great recipe test because the bars held together, stayed chewy, and didn’t turn into a melty gooey mess even in the very hot and humid Caribbean air, which renders a box of Saltine crackers soggy in mere hours.

In climates without 90F temperatures and 90% relative humidity, these bars are very shelf-stable stored in an airtight container. Or, wrap them up individually in plasticwrap for a portable on-the-go snack. I pack lunches every day for Skylar and Scott and I am always looking for items to include that are new, interesting, transport easily, and on the healthier side of the spectrum. As opposed to this.

The granola bars are dense and very chewy. The rice cereal adds an unexpected and very noticeable pop of crispiness and crunchiness in each bite. I tossed it in on a whim and am glad I did.

You can also try these bars using other cereals; or try shredded coconut flakes, flax seeds, poppy seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or whatever little seeds, nuts, or crunchy bits you enjoy in your granola bars.

The bars are ripe for customization and tweaks. I used a raisin medley but try diced medjool dates, dried cranberries, dried apricots, or any dried fruit you love from dried cherries to blueberries.

The chocolate chips can be replaced with white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips; or use toffee bits, mini M & M’s, mini marshmallows, diced peanut butter cups, or any diced candy if you want to make these more dessert bar and less granola bar.

The peanut butter can be replaced with other nut butters from almond to cashew; Biscoff or cookie butter spread to Nutella. If using a thinner nut butter like almond butter or a thinner spread like Nutella, you may need to use less since those spreads are runnier than peanut butter and could render the batter a bit runnier, or you may need to bump up the quantity of dry ingredients.

The cinnamon, brown sugar, oats, and raisins are perfect fall flavors. Or anytime flavors for me.

The flavors were apparently perfect for the family too because this batch of ten bars was gobbled in 36 hours. Good thing they’re fast to make.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes one 8-by-8-inch pan, about 10 rectangular bars

Ingredients:

2/3 cup light corn syrup (brown rice syrup or honey may be substituted)

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste

2 cups quick cook oats (Quaker, Bob's, or similar)

2 cups crispy rice cereal (Crispy Rice Cereal, Rice Krispies Cereal, or similar)

1/3 to 1/2 cup raisins, roughly chopped if they're large such as golden raisins

1/3 to 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, roughly chopped (or use mini chips)

Directions:

Prepare an 8-by-8-inch baking pan by lining it with foil leaving overhang, spray with cooking spray; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine corn or brown rice syrup (I suspect maple syrup or agave are not quite sticky enough to properly bind the ingredients so bars will hold together), peanut butter, brown sugar, and heat on high power for 1 minute; stir to combine mixture. Heat for 1 more minute on high power and stir to combine.

Add vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and stir to combine. Add oats and stir to combine. Add rice cereal and gently stir to combine so it doesn't become too crushed. Add the raisins and fold to incorporate. Add the chocolate chips and quickly and gently fold to combine so chips don't begin to melt. Pour mixture into prepared pan and pack it down firmly with a spatula or hands, and place pan in the freezer for at least 1 hour, or until bars have set up.

Slice bars into desired sizes and shapes; I prefer 10 bars cut into rectangles about 4-inches long by about 3/4-inch wide, similar in size and shape to a Quaker Chewy Granola Bar; choose any shape and size desired. Bars will keep in an airtight container or wrapped in plasticwrap at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

Optional recipe tweaks and suggestions:

Try other cereals or add shredded coconut flakes, flax seeds, poppy seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, or other seeds or small nuts.

Try diced medjool dates, dried cranberries, dried apricots, or other dried from cherries to blueberries.

The chocolate chips can be replaced with white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips; or use toffee bits, mini M & M's, mini marshmallows, diced peanut butter cups, or any chopped and diced candy bar will work if you want to make these more dessert bar and less granola bar.

The peanut butter can be replaced with other nut butters from almond to cashew; Biscoff or cookie butter spread to Nutella. If using a thinner nut butter like almond butter or a thinner spread like Nutella, you may need to use less since those spreads are runnier than peanut butter and could make batter a bit runny, or you may need to bump up the quantity of dry ingredients.

Take care that all ingredients used are in keeping with your dietary path and needs from the types of cereal, oats, chocolate, and add-ins used if bars must be kept vegan, gluten-free, or soy-free.

http://www.averiecooks.com/2012/10/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-granola-bars.html

Related Recipes:

Cinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate Chunks (no-bake, vegan, GF) – If you omit the chocolate that’s used two ways on top of these bars, they’re quite healthy. Minus the chocolate, the bars themselves are just oats and dates, bound together by peanut butter, and I love them

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola (vegan, GF) – Crunchy, easy, packed with the flavors of fall, and you’ll never have to buy overpriced storebought granola again

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF) – Makes just 3 bars in 5 minutes, perfect small-batch and fast recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Do you have a favorite granola or granola bar recipe?

Making granola and granola bars at home is so easy, cost-efficient, and you can control what does or doesn’t go into the bars. I’ll always control them so more chocolate goes in, of course.

Feel free to link up your favorite recipes.

Thanks for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies + KitchenAid Stand Mixer + $200 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card Giveaway entries – ends Monday

Check back over the weekend for new giveaways each day. Have a great weekend!

   

113 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars”

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    Baker Street — October 5, 2012 at 12:51 am

    So glad you found the recipe and shared it with us! These bars look absolutely fantastic, I’m all for making granola and bars at home and this one is surely next on the list.
    I’m linking one of my favorite granola recipes which has a lot of coconut and dried fruits. http://bakerstreet.tv/2011/09/homemade-granola/

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    Heidi kokborg — October 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Yummy! I have to try these – they look so good! :)

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    the 3volution of j3nn — October 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I love a chewy granola bar! Your cuts are always so perfectly clean. It’s very impressive! I cut things and they looked half chewed by the time they get on the blog, ha!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am

      I put everything I can into foil-lined baking pans, then I remove the foil, then I clean-cut it on the counter. Food sites pretty much will reject me on comp if I don’t. FG will occasionally take the artfully ‘chewed on’ bite taken out pic, but not often. Finnicky little buggers :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 5, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Averie! Get out of my head! Just WEdnesday I spent about an hour googling “chewy granola bars” and “peanut butter chewy no bake granola bars” and “granola bars with rice krispies” lol! What a great go-to recipe – a perfect chewy granola bar base for adding in your favorites – I LOVE your idea of adding m&ms for a fun dessert granola bar. Or what about an all peanut butter granola bar half-dipped in chocolate? My head is swirling with ideas!!

    The best part about these bars is that there are NO weird ingredients in them – I hate clicking over on yummy looking recipes to find items that you need to buy at a specialty store. I love the TJs raisin medley – it made your pumpkin granola really pop on screen and brings a pretty contrast of colors to today’s bars. You are the queen of granola bars! I can’t wait to get home tonight and start creating my own! :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:53 am

      I carried a bag of TJs raisin medley down to Aruba with me! I bring 1-2 bags of it with on every trip. Bringing food makes your baggage weight add up so quickly but raisins are ungodly! expensive in Aruba (dates are unheard of) and so I bring them b/c I use them in everything.

      That’s too funny about the granola bar googling situation – we are always on the same wavelength! Krispies, PB, nobake, chewy. Crazy!

      They’re so easy. I don’t dip them in choc b/c I do want more of a granola bar, not a dessert bar. Have the desserts covered in this house :) And also b/c when Skylar holds them, she gets a mitt full of chocolate (mess city!) so I keep it to a minimum but go crazy girl!

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    Nicole — October 5, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Golden raisins are a favorite of mine for adding to baked goods!

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — October 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Yum. I love that they are climate tested too ;-) I’ve only made granola bars once and it was one of your recipes, another no-bake (maybe that last recipe).

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am

      These blow those away. They are soooo much more shelf-stable, courtesy of the climate trials/recipe test that I didn’t even plan for :) They’d even hold up in your humidity and weather!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 5, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I love how compact they are! Homemade granola bars are SO much better than store bought by a mile.

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    Elaine — October 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

    You sure do make granola bars looks good! I love the combination of peanut butter, raisins, and chocolate chips.

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    Valerie — October 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I go through boxes of granola bars more quickly than I care to admit. Homemade versions of anything are always better so I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe! They look scrumptious (love that texture)!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Thanks for the Pins and just started Pinterest following you. You have awesome recipes, Valerie! Not sure where I’ve been til now, but I’m on board now :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Oh my goooooodness. These look so delish! I love that making granola and granola bars are so easy, yet it’s silly I’ve yet to try it.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I love PB with chocolate – these are my kind of bars!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:47 am

      thanks for the pin, sweetie! I went to your boards and then found like 10 more things to repin. You find great stuff!

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — October 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Hey girl! Your granola bars look amazing. They would be a great treat to take on a hike.

    I wanted to say thank you for the sweet comment you made on Zoe’s post. All the comments made her day, and yours was especially sweet and real. My husband said, “You can tell Averie is from the Midwest, she has that midwestern spirit.” Anyway, I know Skyler is going to be your best cooking pal when she gets a bit older. Zoe wants to cook with me all the time and I just love it!

    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo,
    Jackie

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:44 am

      That is so sweet of your hubs to say that. I can tell just by looking at your guys, you have that midwest spirit, too. I can honestly see you living on Lake Mtka and having a lake cabin and doing all that MN stuff. I can see you never leaving Marin, either. Who would! But I can see you up in the north woods one day again. I keep thinking about what you told me about your trip and going back there…how it felt so nice to be there.

      I don’t get comment replies from you so always forget to go back and check them out but seriously Zoe’s mousse looked better/easier than the Saveur/Bon App recipe I had been reading 12 hrs prior!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I saw these on Pinterest earlier and just knew they were yours!! I love homemade granola bars and these must be the next ones I make. Gorgeous pictures, as always!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am

      That’s funny that you knew they were mine :) I’ve had people tell me that before – that they recognize my stuff just based on pics. I guess that’s good :)

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    Sue/the view from great island — October 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

    These bars look absolutely professional. I can’t get over how perfectly they’re cut. They would be prefect to send to my daughter at college, thanks for the recipe!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 11:21 am

      I put everything I can into foil-lined baking pans, then I remove the foil, then I clean-cut it on the counter. Food sites pretty much will reject me on composition if I don’t. FG will occasionally take the artfully ‘chewed on’ bite taken out pic, but not often.

      If you’re sending bars, you have to send these too!
      http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/09/cinnamon-oatmeal-date-bars-with-chocolate-chunks.html

      You can skip the chocolate (but don’t) but they are really awesome and you can slice them like granola bars to make them appear healthier :)

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    Paula — October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    These kind of remind me of trail mix in bar form–yum!! I always have a jumbo container of oats in the pantry and a pretty continuous supply of PB. My husband prefers the preservative/chemical free homemade bars (and I can always add a little protein powder for him) and they are soooo much cheaper and tastier to make yourself! Love this recipe–I just set up my ziplist account this am so this one is going in!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Yes if you want to add protein powder, it will firm up the dough/batter in no time. Works as a nice little glue/binder. I don’t cook with it or use it anymore in recipes b/c then if someone doesn’t have that exact type/brand, I get too many questions but ad-lib and use some! It will be great.

      Glad you like the ziplist feature and this made the cut :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Amazing, Averie! You’ve combined my favorite combo into a granola bar! And I have all the ingredients on hand for a late-night Friday baking session :)

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — October 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

    So how is it that I’m just now discovering your lovely site?! I noticed your Pinterest follow, followed back and then followed the links here – YAY!! Gorgeous site! Can’t wait to check out all your other yummy recipes! xoxo

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Likewise, Kristy! Your stuff is great! I’m a new fan/follower of yours, too! It was about time we ‘met’ :)

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    Amber Shea @Almost Vegan — October 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

    These look fantaaastic. I love the oats + crispy cereal idea.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am

      The crispy cereal was a bit of an afterthought and you wouldnt think it would do much in a recipe like this, with all that goopy wet mixture, but it really does! highly recommended for texture!

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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — October 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    These look perfect. I’m always looking for a good granola bar for grab-and-go breakfasts! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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    kris — October 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    mmm – these bring back childhood memories of eating those quaker chewy granola bars. i love your addition of rasins!

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — October 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    These look like a perfect energy bar, lots of chunks of great stuff in them! I’m always looking for new granola bar recipes. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — October 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    oh that looks just incredible!! yum!

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    Deirdre — October 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    How’d you know I was looking for the ultimate in granola bar recipes? In other words ones that stick together and clearly those do! Will be trying Monday- for Tuesday on account of the short school week. Cheers!

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    Laura Dembowski — October 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I love how those look just like the granola bars from the grocery store I ate as a kid, but I bet they taste so much better!

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    Elizabeth @Food Ramblings — October 6, 2012 at 5:33 am

    These look great! Last time I made granola bars, they didn’t seal right so they were interesting shapes :)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — October 6, 2012 at 5:36 am

    These look fabulous!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 6, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Great granola bars!!! They look wonderful! I just LOVE granola bars especially ones that have Peanut Butter in them!

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    Michele Sparrow — October 6, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Granola and I are like this. (Note intertwined index and middle finger.) I really could eat it for every meal for the rest of my life and be perfectly content, but (like I’ve mentioned before), my tummy and large intestine may not always agree! :-P These look so delicious! I love the color combo of the raisins and they are so perfectly cut! I love that! I need to practice more patience in the kitchen I think. :-) Would love to try these with all the different flavors of chips: butterscotch, white chocolate, etc. YUM, Averie!

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    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — October 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Yum– these look like the perfect on the go snack– which I’m ALWAYS looking for now :-) Delicious!

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    Anna — October 7, 2012 at 1:10 am

    The bars looks fantastically delicious! I bet they are so good as a snack. Healthy snack!

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    Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice — October 7, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Fantastic idea, and I love how customizable they are. I’m not a big PB lover (I know, I know) but I bet almond would work nicely too. Also love the date and chocolate ones you’ve posted – one of my favorite combinations!

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    kesha — October 7, 2012 at 7:10 am

    My favorite thing to grill is fresh pineapple!

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    The Sweetest Vegan — October 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

    You have me at 5 minutes!

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    Devi @ Playful and hungry — October 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Those bars look great!

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — October 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    oooo…these look perfect to eat for breakfast on my drive to work! I love the extra notes you have for extras to do with these. I want to reach and grab one….beautiful pics (as always)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 7th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I always like to include ideas & options. Variety is the spice of life!

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    Leslie — October 8, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I love love love no bake bars! These sound amazing!

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    Marina@Picnic at Marina — October 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I love home-made granola bars: I make them not to sweet, and can use any ingredients I want. The best part is No Bake part… :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 8th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Yes that sure IS the best part!

      Thanks for catching up on all these posts today…you’re so sweet! Hope your time away was fun & rejuvenating!

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    Nancy A. — October 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I made these this morning and just cut them. They are delicious!! May never buy one again. Thank you so much for an easy recipe. I had everything I needed to make them, I used brown rice syrup and then followed the rest of the ingredients and they are so good, I hope I can stop myself from eating them all!!!! I will definitely make these again and maybe try different things next time. But, I love this recipe!!!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 8th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      So glad they’re a hit and that the brown rice syrup did the trick for you. I love these, too. And that they’re easy! You can wrap them up in clingwrap and freeze them, too. They keep for months in the freezer. Just pull out as needed.

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    Mona — October 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m running a 15k race in December and always looking for healthy snacks. I love that your bars have peanut butter and dried fruit – great for energy! I’ll probably add some walnut or peanut pieces to mine. I’ll definitely try making these at home!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — October 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Those are probably the best looking granola bars I have ever seen. I MUST make those.

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    jewels doskicz — October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Your peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars are not gluten free because they call for rice crispies. If you use gluten free rice krispies then they will be, but the regular one’s have gluten in them.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 9th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      The bars more definitely ARE GF because I used GF crispy rice cereal and linked to a variety of options within the post. There are different versions of Rice Krispies brand, both GF and non. There is also Erehwon/Nature’s Path Krispy Rice cereal which is what I linked to in the post and used and it is GF. I link to as many products as possible but it’s up to the individual to read labels and choose products that are in accordance with his or her needs. I call for crispy rice cereal, not Rice Krispies. Big difference. Hope you make the bars and enjoy them!

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      • Denice Jackson replied: — December 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        Averie, Thanks so much for these so useful recipes! Does Quaker Oats also market gluten free oats? I didn’t know that. People who really need to be gluten free should know that Bob’s has regular and gluten free oats so they don’t get into trouble. (the oats are no different, but regular oats are contaminated with wheat). Thanks again for kid-friendly recipes!

        • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — December 9th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

          Glad you enjoy the recipes! And oats are inherently a gluten-free grain, just like rice is, but due to cross-contamination in the production process gluten can be introduced. I’m sure you know this already though.

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    Mikelle — October 10, 2012 at 8:27 am

    So I made these and they are awesome! I didn’t add the sugar and they are still sweet and delish. Do you have suggestions for reducing the honey that would still “bind” the mixture as needed? Could water or applesauce work?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am

      In an entire pan of bars, 10 servings+, you’re really using such a small amount of honey or binding sweetener that I just wouldn’t worry about it. Using any less and no, I fear they will not hold together. You could try increasing the nut butter amount, but you’d be adding more calories since it’s more calorically dense than honey. Water would turn the oats into slop; and applesauce would likely do the same. I would just enjoy them and not get too hung up :)

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    Nancy A. — October 19, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I have made these bars three times already! When I made them yesterday I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and dried cranberries instead of raisins. They were really good. You can customize them any way you want, apparently. They are hard to resist!! I like these much better than the ones I was buying that only had 5 bars in the box. I will definitely keep making these, I think they are not only tastier, but more cost effective, too. And, that always helps!! Thank you so much for this easy, delicious recipe.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — October 19th, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Almond butter with cranberries sounds great and glad you’ve made them three times already…wow! And I agree, they’re hard to resist and way more cost effective (and better) than storebought!

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    Robyn — November 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Sounds good, except for the microwaving! I’d leave that out. Also I’d use
    a different nut butter.

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    Catalina — December 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Oh my God!!! Just made these and they are in the freezer now but I swear I couldn’t stop licking the spoon!!!!! They are amazing, can’t wait to take them out of the freezer!!!! Thank you!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — December 12th, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I love them, too! They’re one of my fave easy no-bake bars on my whole site and my fave granola bar recipe and glad you’re happy and spoon-licking, too! :)

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    a farmer in the dell — February 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    These look so stinking good! I have everything in my cupboard to make these. They will make the perfect snack to bring up to the farm!

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    Shannon — April 1, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I made these yesterday using Nutella, 1/4 cup, white chocolate chips and raisins. The rest I left the same. I always use Brown Rice Syrup though. They are so so so so good. Thank you! This is such a versatile recipe.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 am

      So glad that you tried them and that Nutella worked out perfectly along with brown rice syrup. And that you used white chips & raisins. I am loving the sound of your flavors! And yes, such a versatile recipe! Thanks for coming back to LMK what you tried!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — April 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I think I’m going to be making these this week!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 1st, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      They’re my fave granola bars ever. Enjoy!

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      • marcie@flavorthemoments replied: — April 4th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        These really are wonderful granola bars, Averie! I’m going to have fun customizing them a million different ways.

        • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — April 4th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

          I’m so glad you like them! And yes, ripe for customizing! I was chuckling when I saw your pics b/c they looked so much like mine! So clearly, things worked out a-okay for you :) Love it when recipes can be replicated with ease!

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    Mikelle — July 14, 2013 at 5:44 am

    These bars are still the best! A go to favorite in the summer when I need something portable but don’t want the artificial crud. Added protein powder for the first time and they are amazing!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — July 14th, 2013 at 5:52 am

      So glad you love them – they are my all-time fave granola bars, too!

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    Monica M — July 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I made these yesterday for my husband as he’s trying to gain weight and they are perfect for after the gym. I’ve added linseed and soya protein powder to increase the fiber and protein content, so they became the most perfect and most delicious protein bars!! My husband tried one last night (btw, he usually hates eating, thats crazy i know..) and he said: ” wow, these are AMAZING! you might have found the perfect food to make me gain weight cause I’m gonna devour them!!” I agree with him btw :) Thanks Averie!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — July 23rd, 2013 at 11:43 am

      So glad they’re a big hit for you and they’re my fave granola bar on my site!

      I was actually getting ready to make a joke to you – because every day you write to tell me you make 1 or 2 of my recipes (and they’re the breads, the cakes, the heavier stuff) and I was beginning to wonder if had hollow legs or super sonic metabolisms because although I do make it all and eat some, I don’t make it all at the pace you are! :) I hope you husband enjoys these – sounds like he will!

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