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My Darling Vegan
Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These chewy peanut butter granola bars are made with just 5 simple ingredients for an easy vegan and gluten-free snack. Thrown together in just 10 minutes.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Resting Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the dates. Place them in a food processor along with the peanut butter and maple syrup. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer the date/peanut butter mixture into a medium-size saucepot and place over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture begins to get soft and gooey. This takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the oats and peanuts until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a parchment-lined 8x8 baking dish (or similar sized dish) and roll or pat flat. Place in the refrigerator until hardened, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and cut into 12 equal pieces. Store uneaten granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Recipe Notes
  1. If you are going to add chocolate, add them after the oats and peanuts have been stirred together and the mixture has cooled to room temperature (about 10 minutes) to prevent the chocolate from melting.
  2. These peanut butter granola bars can be served after they have set in the refrigerator for at least one hour. They will continue to set as they chill for the next 4-6 hours.
  3. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, just pull them out of the freezer at least 2 hours before for a delicious grab-n-go snack.
Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 196
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Protein 6g 12%
Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Fiber 3g 13%
Sugar 13g 14%
Calcium 26mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%