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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

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  • Author: Natalie McLaury
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


Homemade granola bars featuring peanut butter, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries


  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter with the brown sugar. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine. Stir in oats, cranberries, peanuts, and chocolate chips.
  4. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
  5. *Bars can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.


from Health Magazine

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
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