Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars Recipe

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Kids will flip over this deliciously oaty sweet snack! With honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and two types of chips, what's not to love about these granola bars? And at less than 100 calories, you can afford to have seconds. —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 93 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, honey, egg, oil and vanilla until blended. Combine the oats, brown sugar and salt; add to the peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chips. (Batter will be sticky.)
  2. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p19

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Llalley17 User ID: 8929491 253816
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"These bars are soooo good! I didn't have enough chocolate chips so I added some butterscotch chips, and I'm so glad I did. Next time I will do the same!"

Wendy Weingart User ID: 8904868 253206
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"I used pancake syrup in place of honey and they turned out super! Best granola bars I've made and my 3 children rated them awesome! They are moist, chewy and full of of peanut butter flavor."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 242502
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"A soft, chewy granola bar! Made this easy to prepare bar during the blizzard of 2016. Huge hit with snow shoveling family. Followed directions exactly, they do need to cool completely. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home, I enjoy recipes that can be quickly made with ingredients on hand."

Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 233593
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"I made these as a post-workout snack/breakfast, and I added some pureed honey-roasted peanuts and chocolate & peanut butter protein powder. They are amazing, filling, and perfect to start off my day!"

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 104073
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"these are easy and a fantastic snack. you can dip them in melted chocolate or drizzle some over to fancy them up!! I also add craisins for an extra punch!!"

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 164302
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"These are so good. My kids prefer these over store bought granola bars."

deborah_nicole User ID: 8050834 104069
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"I used between 3/4 and 1 cup of natural p.b and used only 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, that being said, I am notorious for cutting sugar in recipes, as I did in this one, but please don't I think it's safe to say the (sugar+honey) called for in this recipe is right on for a lightly sweetened treat. baked 13 minutes @ 350 cooled before cutting, they're holding together great. Thanks"

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 97712
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Definitely would be good with dark chocolate for me."

sunshine141 User ID: 7880852 104067
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"I will do it with my students."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1595827 165845
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"These disappear quickly. Love how quick and easy they are to make. Definitely a keeper!"

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