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These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars will bring you right back to your favorite childhood snack! This homemade, no-bake version is way more delicious with a short and simple ingredients list. They're gluten-free and vegan, too!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars


Description

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars will bring you right back to your favorite childhood snack! This homemade, no-bake version is way more delicious with a short and simple ingredients list. They’re gluten-free and vegan, too!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1½ cups (135g) gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • 1½ cups (45g) crispy brown rice cereal
  • ¼ cup (50g) coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup (104g) maple syrup, I also tested with honey and that worked too, but not vegan!
  • ¼ cup (64g) peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together quick cooking oats and crispy rice cereal. Set aside.
  2. In a small sauce, stir together coconut oil and maple syrup. Heat over low-medium heat until it starts boiling, stirring frequently. Once it begins to boil, let boil for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  3. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  4. Working quickly, so the chocolate doesn’t melt, pour into a parchment-lined 8×8 pan and let set in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until set. 
  5. Cut into 12 bars and store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. These bars will get softer and a little crumbly when they’re stored at room temperature for too long, so make sure to keep them chilled!
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 73
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 21
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3