Peanut Butter and Chocolate Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola BarsGluten free granola bars with simple good ingredients. These disappear fast around here – they’re so delicious! You wouldn’t know that there is ground flax and chia in them, with honey as a sweetener. Besides being able to control what’s in your granola bars – they’re much cheaper than buying at the store.

pbchocgranolabar1Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups gluten free rolled oats
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon cinnamon

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil

pbchocgranolabar2Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl combine the oats, peanut butter, honey, flax, chia and cinnamon. Combine well. In a 9×13 pan lay a piece of parchment paper.

Take the oat mixture and place it on top the parchment paper and spread it out. Grab another piece of parchment paper and lay it over the top, and press down hard on the oats and smooth it out to all edges and corners. Be firm with it so that it holds together. Remove the top layer of parchment – and place the pan in the oven for 14 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and place the 2nd piece of parchment back on top. With oven mitts on or using a pot holder – smooth and press down firmly across the pan.  Remove the top piece of parchment and discard. Place the pan in the fridge for at least 30 minutes until cool.

Take the chocolate chips and coconut oil and combine in a small bowl. Cook on low heat on the stove until melted – or in the microwave for 2 minutes,  stirring every 30 seconds. Using a spatula cover the granola bars with the chocolate and place back into the fridge for at least 15 minutes, or until cool. Cut into strips or squares. Makes 14 bars. Store in the fridge.

pbchocgranolabar3*Feel free to add raisins or other goodies to your bars!

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6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Chocolate Granola Bars

  1. Lori 2014/03/10 / 9:26 pm

    They look and sound great!

  2. Valerie 2014/03/10 / 9:27 pm

    These look amazing! Tell me, do the chia seeds or flaxseed change the taste, texture, or both/neither or are they added just for their health benefits? 🙂 Just curious. Thanks

    • Gluten Free Fabulous 2014/03/10 / 10:11 pm

      I don’t think they change it much – I wanted to add them for the health benefits 🙂

      • Valerie 2014/03/11 / 5:02 pm

        Gotcha!

  3. Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. 2014/03/14 / 12:40 am

    These look tasty! My kids are tired of the ones I make so I should switch it up and give these a try 🙂

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