Kids in the Kitchen – No Bake PB and Chocolate Granola Bars

Snacks and treats are a great way to get kids involved with cooking in the kitchen.  This weeks recipe is one the kids will enjoy.  These quick and easy homemade no bake granola bars were a big hit at my house.  They are soft, chewy, and sweet.  My hubby isn’t a big peanut butter fan and even he enjoyed them.  I have a feeling we will be making these a lot this summer at out house.  These babies are just as easy as whippin’ up a batch of good old rice krispie treats.  Now I just need to stock up on mini chocolate chips.


Kids in the Kitchen - No Bake PB and Chocolate Granola Bars
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Cut out an 8 x 8 inch square of parchment paper.
  2. Place the parchment paper in the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large sauce pan, add the butter, honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter.
  4. Place on the stove over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally with a large spoon until it begins to bubble.
  5. Once bubbling, cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla followed by the oats and crispy cereal. Stir until well coated then pour into the 8 x 8 inch dish.
  7. Press the mixture evenly into the dish.
  8. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top and gently press into the granola bars with your hands.
  9. Allow to cool and then cut into bars. Makes 12-16 granola bars.

Recipe adapted from Kitchen Trial and Error.

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7 comments on “Kids in the Kitchen – No Bake PB and Chocolate Granola Bars

  • Is it possible to replace the rice cereal with cherrios?

  • These look really good. I make a different variation at home and add ground flax seed for an extra nutrition boost. I’ll have to try these ones out too!

  • These look good. I have made several granola/cereal bar and the one thing I have had problems with is the bar keeping its shape, or being really crumbly. The only solution I have found is to refrigerate them. Do these have a crumbly problem?

  • Looks yummy.

    The recipe doesn’t say when to add the vanilla. I’m assuming it’s before adding the cereal and oats?

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