Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Simple, no-bake chewy apple peanut butter granola bars! Perfect as a snack or even for breakfast! Vegan and gluten free options!

Eight ingredients and about 10 minutes is all it takes to make these tasty, chewy apple peanut butter granola bars. No baking required, but you do need to toast the oats and pecans to enhance their flavor.

Heat up the honey and peanut butter, add them to the dry ingredients, mix everything together and press the mixture into a baking dish. Let it refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight, cut the bars and eat them. It’s really that easy, you will never want to buy a box of granola bars from the store again.

It’s very important that you press the mixture into the baking dish really well with a spoon, a spatula or with your hands. Cover the top of the granola bars with parchment paper so it doesn’t stick to your hands.

As a binder I used dates, peanut butter, and honey. If you don’t have peanut butter feel free to substitute it with any nut butter you have in your pantry. If you are vegan you can use agave nectar in place of  honey and to keep them gluten free, use gluten free oats .

Wrap each individual bar with cling film and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Give these chewy apple peanut butter granola bars a try and let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂

Enjoy!

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5 from 3 votes
Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Breakfast/Snack
Servings:12

Simple, no-bake chewy apple peanut butter granola bars! Perfect as a snack or even for breakfast! Vegan and gluten free options!


Ingredients
  • 1 cup (100 grams) pecans roughly chopped
  • 1½ cup (150 grams) rolled oats or gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup (140 grams) medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup (75 grams) honey or agave nectar for vegan
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup (100 grams) dried apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Line a 20x20 cm (8x8 inches) baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving the foil to extend up the sides. This will make it easier to remove the granola bars from the pan. Brush lightly with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Spread the rolled oats and chopped pecans on a baking tray and toast them for 10 minutes, until they are slightly golden.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Process the dates in a food processor until they become a ball.
  5. Add the cinnamon powder, crushed dates and chopped dried apples to the oats mixture.
  6. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the vanilla, honey, and peanut butter until runny.
  7. Pour over the dry mixture and mix well until everything is evenly coated and the dates are disperse throughout.
  8. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and press down with a spatula or with your wet hands.
  9. Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours (better overnight).
  10. Remove the bars from the baking pan and cut into 12 even bars.
  11. Store the chewy apple peanut butter granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  12. Enjoy!
Notes

Prep time doesn't include 2 hours chilling time

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (52g) — Calories: 191, Fat: 9.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Sodium: 24mg, Carbohydrates: 25.7g, Fiber: 3.6g, Sugar: 14.3g, Protein: 4.1g

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Simple, no-bake chewy apple peanut butter granola bars! Perfect as a snack or even for breakfast! Vegan and gluten free options!
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10 comments on “Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars”

  1. Love the look of these bars and my kids would love them too:-)

  2. You make these look so easy to make 🙂

  3. These granola bars are the perfect healthy fall snack!

  4. Mmmm, amazing, I am on a Medjool date kick!!

  5. These look so good and so healthy! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  6. Thank you the recipe! I was wondering how you dry your apples? 🙂

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