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Vegan Fuel – Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars (non-bake)

Vegan Fuel – Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars (non-bake)

If you are anything like me then you also have a busy lifestyle. Not every day goes fully to plan and more often than not I find myself missing lunch and rushing to that oh so important next meeting. ( Those bills are not going to pay for themselves am I right? ^^ ) In these dire moments, I always turn to a very trusted solution, the vegan fuel- chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars.  It is easy to eat on the go and gives me all the energy I need. I personally try to avoid that quick stop at my local “Tesco” express. Mainly because I tend to grab something completely ridiculous, like a large pack of pringles.

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars

I wanted to try and make power bars at home for the longest time. But, I was always put off thinking that they are difficult to make or require some special ingredients. In fact, I could not be more wrong and it is a welcome addition to my recipe collection.

Now, for ‘research’ purposes I played around with a few different flavors and types of preparation e.g. baked bars or chilled. Ultimately, I found that non-baked recipe works best for me. However, I really want you to play with different flavors and textures as this is the perfect recipe to experiment. Find what works for you, the sky is your limit.

I feel like I have rambled on long enough. All I want to add that these granola bars are thick and chewy, loaded with peanut butter flavor, and full of chocolate chips. It is a huge hit with my family, and I’m sure it will be with yours, too.Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars Ingredients

  • 300-350g smooth peanut butter
  • 180g maple syrup
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g quick oats or granola oats
  • 50g Rice Crispies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 125-150g chocolate chips vegan (according to your taste)
  1. Line a 25×30-cm baking pan with parchment paper or foil, and set aside.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir and repeat. Remove from the microwave, then stir in the vanilla until smooth. Allow cooling for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, Rice Krispies, and cinnamon. Add the peanut butter mixture and fold in until fully combined. Fold in half of your chocolate chip amount (approx. 60-70g) of the chocolate chips. Don’t worry if your chocolate chips melt a little against the warm mixture!
  4. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan, then press the remaining chocolate chips on top. Cover, and chill for 2 hours before removing and cutting into bars.

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars

Notes

  • Leftovers can be individually wrapped in clingfilm or parchment paper, and stored at room temperature for 1 week or in the fridge for 2 weeks. I like to keep them in the fridge so they don’t get too soft. These bars also freeze well for up to 3 months.
  • If you don’t like your bars to be sweet, add less sugar and maple syrup and substitute with peanut butter.

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars

Hope you enjoyed reading chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars and maybe even found something new for yourself. I love writing for you guys so please leave a comment with ideas on what you would like to see next. I also try to make something funny in stop motion to go with my posts, you can check out my Facebook page here for latest updates.

Mucho love,

Polina

P.S. Check out my interview with awesome people at Yorica here. First vegan/free from ice cream in London. Spread the word and share the love.

Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars