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Homemade Granola Bars recipe

Homemade Granola Bars

by @raya5010
Prep Time
15min
Cook Time
Total Time
15min

Delicious and easy-to-make granola bars with natural peanut or cashew butter, oats, honey, and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

12 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bar)
  • 1cup
    natural peanut or cashew butter
  • 2cups
    whole rolled oats
  • 1/2cup
    honey
  • 1tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2cup
    pepitas, crushed peanuts, or cashews
  • 1/2cup
    mini chocolate chips

How to make Homemade Granola Bars

  1. Stir together the wet ingredients – the cashew or peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until the honey is fully incorporated.

    Step 1.1: Stir together the wet ingredients – the cashew or peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and salt
  2. Fold in the dry ingredients – the oats, chocolate chips, and pepitas. The mixture might seem dry at first, but keep stirring until everything is fully incorporated.

    Step 1.1: Fold in the dry ingredients – the oats, chocolate chips, and pepitas
  3. Press the bars into a parchment-lined baking pan. Scoop the mixture onto the bottom of the pan, and cover it with another sheet of parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture to the sides of the pan with your hands. Use the back of a measuring cup to smooth and flatten the tops of the bars.

    Step 1.1: Press the bars into a parchment-lined baking pan
  4. Transfer the pan to the fridge, and allow the mixture to chill for one hour before you slice and eat the bars.

    Step 1.1: Transfer the pan to the fridge, and allow the mixture to chill for one hour before you slice and eat the bars

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the honey is fully incorporated with the nut butter to avoid uneven sweetness.

  2. Press the mixture firmly into the pan to help the bars hold their shape.

  3. Chill the bars for at least one hour to make slicing easier.

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