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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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An easy and healthy snack!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • ½ cups Unsalted Peanuts, Chopped
  • ½ cups Brown Rice Syrup (or Honey)
  • ¾ cups Natural Peanut Butter, Melted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds and peanuts. Add brown rice syrup (or honey) and mix to combine. Add melted peanut butter and mix until moistened. This works as a perfect, simple granola bar, but you can also throw in any add-ins (chocolate chips, coconut, wheat germ, dried fruit, flaxseed, coconut, additional nuts) at this time. Fold them into the dough. You may need to get in there with your hands and work the granola dough!

Press dough in a greased (nonstick spray) 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.

These would also work as a great no-bake granola bar, but I liked how they came together and the chocolate chips melted as they got warm. If you want to make no-bakes, simply press the dough into the pan and refrigerate for 60 minutes.

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HowSweetEats on 1.6.2011

Hi Marci! Chia seeds are high in omega 3’s and can be used a variety of ways – your best bet is to find them at a health store. If you can’t find any, try subbing another seed or nut!

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Marci on 1.5.2011

Yeah! Also Gluten free (with GF oats!) What are chia seeds, and do you have any suggestions as to what I can use to substitute if I can’t find them in my local (rural) store?

Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

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Lara on 8.14.2012

Easy, and delicious. I added a scoop of protein powder and added a mashed banana. I will definitely be making these again!

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sduffy on 3.19.2012

Delicious! I used what I had on-hand: flax seeds instead of chia and almonds instead of peanuts. I’m looking forward to trying more variations.

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karend on 4.25.2011

Fabulous! I like the no bake version best. I have even added a mashed banana to the mix to make peanut butter banana chocolate chip bars. Yummy! Makes the mixture a little bit easier to press together. I love the chia seed crunch!

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cylina on 3.7.2011

i did the no bake version and OMG..yummmo. made them for a friend who just had a baby and her whole family helped put them away. we dont have chia seeds available here in western ok so i just used peanuts and craisins as my fillers. will be making again and again

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bee28 on 1.24.2011

These are so delicious and easy to make. I made mine with chocolate chips an extra peanut butter and they came out perfect. yummy!

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