March dragged, April flew by, and now it is officially May. Everything feels weird, but what else is new? We are finally getting back into a wellness routine once again, creating a new means to normal. On our runs the past couple of days we’ve seen baby turtles and ducklings. These moments have really brought me joy after being stuck indoors. I’m finally beginning to find my lost energy, which has brought fourth an eagerness to get things done. These crumbly peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars are just what one needs to keep that energy going throughout the day.
These bars are crumbly. You can crumble them entirely for granola clusters to pair with your choice of milk or cut them in small rectangles for a tasty snack. They are packed with protein and good ingredients. The peanut butter flavor is just enough without overwhelming the entire bite. The chocolate chips melt into the bars, yum! And the almonds add the perfect element of crunch.
While we are all trying to avoid the grocery stores as much as possible, homemade healthy treats like these crumbly peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars are ideal. They are not only healthier, but in my opinion taste better too. It is absolutely vital to eat well right now. I hope these granola bars can help you do just that.
Stay strong and stay safe <3
Looking for more peanut butter granola goodness? Try my peanut butter granola.
Crumbly Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper or a silat, set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, flax seeds, and dried cranberries.
- In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter. Heat on medium low, stirring until combined and completely melted. Remove from heat. Pour over oat mixture. Carefully fold together with a spatula until everything is well coated. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture onto the center of the prepared tray. Using spatula, pack granola into a rectangle, about a 1/2 in in height. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
- Allow to cool before cutting, or breaking, into small bars.
- Store in an air-tight container for 5-7 days.
- Substitutions can be made for the sunflower seeds and almonds, use what you've got.