February 7, 2016

Homemade Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Granola Bars


One of the all time great “Eat on the Go” snacks in our home has always been the granola bar. With every flavor, variety and healthy option, typically our pantry shelves yields quite a few choices. But recently, as the price has sky rocketed on a box, plus the nutritional value typically equates to that of a candy bar, I had to pull out the big guns and go homemade.

This easy to make, homemade granola bar recipe will have you wondering why you didn’t try this simple recipe attempt long ago, especially since it whips up in less than ten minutes.

There are many recipes available and just like my homemade granola recipe, the options are endless. You can mix and match and make this as healthy as you desire, but to start you off, I am posting a basic and super easy core recipe that I first saw on Food Network, and  I know the kids love it. Because honestly, who doesn’t love anything with a great mixture of peanut butter and chocolate. :)

Then the next recipe I will share will be with only all natural sweeteners and jam packed with healthy grains.

This picture is proof that I was trying to be a good girl and so instead of stirring in the chocolate, I just sprinkled them on top. Don’t do that. Just stir them right in and enjoy. :) And those three miscellaneous M & M’s? Those are courtesy of my daughter…just because.

Now go make these yummy homemade peanut butter granola bars. Not only will you thank me, but more importantly, your budget will.


  1. Num num! I’ll have to try your recipe!


  2. Hello. Great Pics.

    One question, at room temperature, how long do these roughly last for if they are zip locked with as much air taken out of the bag as possible? I am talking individually zip locked.



  3. Oh My goodness you have my stomach rumbling here early this Monday morning!!!

    I am going to have to try these for sure!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I love granola, and I love chocolate, AND I LOVE peanut butter! mmmmm.mmm.mm.

    Now I have to find something to snack on! (doh)


  4. Read this post and love that it is all standard pantry supplies. I just whipped up a batch for my kids afterschool snack today. Cant wait to play with the recipe to try different add-ins and mix things up!


  5. Kelly W. says:

    Mmmmm…just made these! I think that they are super yummy! The hubs said too much peanut butter for him but the chocolate chips help out. I did sunflower seeds (because that’s what was on the counter) and added a little ground flax seed. Thanks for the recipe!


    Jen Reply:

    That is the great thing about this recipe. If he likes less peanut butter, just reduce the amount and add in some more of the healthy stuff. 😉


  6. jennifer says:

    just made these- delish! We eat a lot of granola bars too, and with 5 kids, it just gets too costly! I am going to be making these often. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Heather says:

    I know this is an old post, but these were very good. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)


    Jen Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed them. :)


  8. Just a head’s up: Step 5 says to add brown sugar twice. Deductive reasoning tells me that the second one should say peanut butter instead, but just thought you might like to know. These sound tasty; I hope to try them out for my two-year-old soon!


    Jen Reply:

    Another reason, I need an editor. :)


  9. Great recipe. I love that it is able to be mixed up and changed each time according to what healthy options I have in the cupboard. I’ve made twice substituting the butter with melted coconut oil. I’ve also added flax seed, cinnamon and vanilla. Next time I’ll be more adventurous….as long as the kids see chocolate chips and taste some peanut butter, I can hide lots of nutritious stuff.



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