Easy No Bake Granola Bars



– 1 c. creamy peanut butter, good quality – 1/2 c. honey or maple syrup (for sugar free, use Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup) – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 3 c. old fashioned rolled oats – 3/4 c. mini chocolate chips, divided


Step 1

Line a 9 x 9" square pan with either parchment or waxed paper. Set aside.

Step 2

To a microwave safe bowl, melt together the peanut butter and honey or syrup for 45-60 seconds. Stir together, then add the vanilla extract. Stir.

Step 3

To the peanut butter mixture, stir in the oatmeal, one cup at a time using a rubber scraper or wooden spoon. Mixture will become thick.

Step 4

Lastly, add in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. (Be sure to reserve the final 1/4 cup of chips for the melted chocolate drizzle.)

Step 5

Firmly press the granola mixture into the prepared pan. Use the back of a glass or measuring cup to firmly press the granola to the bottom of the pan. Freeze the granola for 1-2 hours, so the granola becomes set for cutting into bars.

Step 6

When ready to cut into bars, lift the frozen granola out of the pan from the sides of the paper. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 16 long bars.

Step 7

Melt the reserved chocolate chips in the microwave according to package directions - I only needed 30-40 seconds for the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.

Step 8

Drizzle the cut bars with the melted chocolate. Let melted chocolate harden or set to room temperature before enjoying.

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