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3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (GF): this homemade peanut butter granola bars recipe so EASY! The best oatmeal peanut butter granola bars recipe without honey, that taste like honey roasted peanuts. Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free. #PeanutButter #GranolaBars #NoBake #Oatmeal | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Peanut Butter Granola Bars


Description

These peanut butter granola bars are so EASY! The best peanut butter granola bars recipe without honey, that tastes like honey roasted peanuts.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside. You can also use a granola bar pan set on a small cookie sheet for stability. Clear some space in the freezer for this pan—you will need it later.
  2. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl (large enough to add oats later), add peanut butter and maple syrup. Whisk together until well mixed. Heat in 20-second increments in the microwave until warm, fragrant, and bubbles begin to form.* Whisk in between heating increments. **Stovetop instructions in Notes.
  3. Add oats to the peanut butter mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until thoroughly combined. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, smooth into an even, tightly packed layer. If using a granola bar pan, evenly distribute mixture into the crevices in the pan. Using a small spoon, press down into a very tightly-packed layer.
  4. Freeze for 25-35 minutes, or until firm and completely chilled. Slice into 18 bars (3 columns by 6 rows), or release bars from granola bar pan. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Adapted from my 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

Notes

Where to Buy Ingredients: Gluten Free Rolled Oats | Unsalted Natural, Creamy Peanut Butter | Pure Maple Syrup

*How long do I heat up the peanut butter & maple syrup? Heat this mixture until a small amount of tiny bubbles form. You just want to cook the syrup and peanut butter together—not to worry, this isn’t a super finnicky thing. You just want to warm the two ingredients cohesively together. Mine took 4 rounds of 30 seconds each.

**Stovetop Instructions: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Whisk until well incorporated. Stir occasionally, heating until this mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat and carefully pour over oats (in a heatproof mixing bowl).

Refrigerator Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Room Temperature Storage: After the first day, you can store them at room temperature—they’ll be more firm.

How to make Vegan: keep the recipe as is! 🙂

How to make Gluten Free: use gluten free rolled oats.

Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the ingredients listed in Where to Buy Ingredients. Also, it’s estimated based on 18 bars per recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Snacks, Dessert, Breakfast
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg