Here’s a no-bake Gronola Bites recipe I recently made to satisfy my sweet tooth. This is easy to make, delicious and has chocolate and peanut butter.
I love Quaker Chewy Granola bars – specifically the Chocolate Chip ones. I prefer chewy versus crunchy granola bars. I was set on finding a way to replace the Quaker Chewy Granola bars with something homemade.
This No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bites Recipe comes close. The big difference is the taste of peanut butter. But, I don’t mind because I love peanut butter.
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bites
(The recipe is adapted from one found on MarthaStewart.com.)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine and mix together the honey and peanut butter. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, crispy rice cereal and mini chocolate chips.
Pour the dry ingredients into the honey-peanut butter mixture. Stir until combined.
Using a cookie scoop that is about 1 tablespoon in size, scoop out mixture.
Place onto foil or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. You will notice the scooped granola bites are loose (and can fall apart easily). There’s a difference between the scoops you see on the cookie sheet above and the ones in finale picture at the top of this post.
You’ll need to form the scooped granola bites into a tighter ball by squishing (<- is that a word?) it together and rolling into a smaller ball shape. Tip: I kept my hands slightly wet with water to prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands. Place again in refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
This made about 21 granola bites.
I keep and store my granola bites in the refrigerator.
- You could try forming the balls without a cookie scoop but you may want to place the granola mixture in the refrigerator first for 30 minutes. The mixture is sticky and can fall apart easily. This is why I used the scoop and then after setting in the refrigerator I formed/squeezed the granola bites into smaller balls to make them more tight (less loose).
- You could substitute mini chocolate chips for dried fruit to make this more healthy. Me – I’m sticking with the chocolate.
Have you made any good homemade granola bars or bites? Please share.