Chewy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy and healthy granola bars loaded with peanut butter, peanuts and miniature chocolate chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 310 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • ½ cup puffed rice cereal
  • 8 ounces dates pureed (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9x9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and puffed rice cereal.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the date puree, peanut butter, honey, maple syrup, vanilla and salt until smooth and thoroughly combined. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the oat mixture and fold together with a rubber spatula until evenly mixed.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and, using the back of a wooden spoon, press firmly into an even layer, making it as compact as possible. Bake until the bars are set and beginning to brown around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature before slicing. The granola bars can be kept at room temperature, in an airtight container or individually wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.