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Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Experience homemade deliciousness with these chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars – made with the sweetness of dates and other healthy ingredients! 

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I admit I am not the biggest breakfast person. On weekday mornings, every second counts and as early as 5:30am (most days) I’m rushing to the gym, back home and out the door, all in record time. I actually amaze myself at how fast I can get ready! And my breakfast usually consists of a protein shake that I drink in the car.

Because I usually only ‘drink’ something for breakfast, I’m always looking for new healthy snacks that I can bring to work when 10am hits. This recipe makes a batch of 12 granola bars, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time to bring throughout the week.

I’ve always been a morning person, but my husband is his best at night. Is it true that people generally marry someone opposite them? =) What is your morning routine?

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To begin, preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a food processor, add the rolled oats and the slivered almonds and process until chopped into very small pieces. Transfer to a large bowl.

In the food processor, add the dates and maple syrup. Process until broken into small pieces.

Add the date mixture to the bowl with the oats/almonds. Add the chia seeds, peanut butter, vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips. Stir until combined.

Transfer mixture to baking sheet. Press evenly over parchment paper until even and flat. *Keep as flat as possible, not rising to edges of pan.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until brown on edges. Let cool in pan before cutting for at least 10 minutes. Cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife. These will get more firm the more they refrigerate. Store in an airtight container and they will last 5-7 days in the fridge.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

Do you like peanut butter? Try my No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, one of my favorite desserts!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Experience homemade deliciousness with these chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars- made with the sweetness of dates and other healthy ingredients!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup packed medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, add rolled oats and slivered almonds and process until chopped into very small pieces.Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In the food processor, add the dates and maple syrup. Process until broken into small pieces.
  4. Add the date mixture to the bowl with the oats/almonds. Add the chia seeds, peanut butter, vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  5. Transfer mixture to baking sheet. Press evenly over parchment paper until even and flat. *Keep as flat as possible, not rising to edges of pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until brown on edges. Let cool in pan before cutting for at least 10 minutes. Cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container. These will get more firm the more they refrigerate. They will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.

 

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