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Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Kids will flip over this deliciously oaty sweet snack! I mean, what's not to love about a batch of peanut butter-honey-oatmeal bars? And at fewer than 100 calories, you can afford to have seconds. —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 large 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 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.)
  • Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake until mixture is set and edges are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 96 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • M.
    Aug 20, 2020

    These are easy to make and taste absolutely delish! Mine turned out a little too sticky, but I think I should have baked them longer. Didn’t stop me from eating them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Llalley17
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 23, 2014

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

  • deborah_nicole
    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
    Sep 17, 2014

    Definitely would be good with dark chocolate for me.

  • sunshine141
    Jul 31, 2014

    I will do it with my students.