Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola

A few weeks ago I bought a bag of granola.  I was looking for a healthy, after-school but before sports practice snack for Alexandra.  She is often starving when school gets out and I’ve had her keep a jar of peanut butter in her backpack.  And a spoon.  If she’s famished, she knows to eat a spoonful of peanut butter!

But I figured I could do better for her.  Hence the granola purchase.  The granola tasted like birdfood.  It looked like birdfood.  And she didn’t want to eat.  Heck, I didn’t either.

I decided to make granola with her favorite ingredients, peanut butter and chocolate.

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This recipe couldn’t be any easier.  Plus you likely have the ingrediants on hand.  I can’t promise this in incredibly low in calories.  But I’m feeding an athlete.  A kid who plays 4 sports, works on the farm and burns a tremendous amount of calories everyday.  She needs fuel in her body!  I love this granola too, I just eat a little less of it than she does. Now I can wrap a few bars for her sports bag or crumble it to eat on yogurt or with a spoon.  This provides a ton of protein to get her through long practices and all of those dreaded wind sprints, “suicides,” and running up and down bleachers!

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Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 32 bars
 
An easy snack to eat on the go!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • a bag of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Could also use raisins, cranberries, nuts, sunflower seeds or other additions to your preference
Instructions
  1. Put peanut butter and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Melt in microwave
  3. Add honey and stir
  4. Add oatmeal and stir until everything is coated
  5. Add chocolate chips and/or additional ingredients
  6. Spread on a foil lined, 9x13 cookie sheet.
  7. Refrigerate until it hardens
  8. Can be cut into bars or crumbled

 

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  1. Hi Jeanette! My family has a similar recipe that we love. And on a busy night, I pair this with yogurt and some fruit for dinner. Everyone is happy :).

    • That sounds like the perfect dinner! Maybe I’ll do that for the kids on our next crazy night! Thanks for the idea

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