No bake granola bars

PREP TIME: 10 min

COOK TIME: 5 min



• 1 cup peanut butter (chunky)

• 1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey, plus extra to taste)

• 2 cups whole rolled oats (uncooked)

• Optional Add-ins (1 cup: chocolate chips, raisins, dried blueberries, chopped dates, or melted chocolate for topping)


1. In a medium heavy pot, combine milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup/honey over low heat. Stir just until all ingredients are well combined and warmed through. Remove from heat.2

. Add protein powder, oats, and optional cinnamon or add-ins. Stir to combine well. Taste and add more maple syrup or honey if desired. (If mixture is too thick to stir, simply add a bit more milk.)

3. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan. Press evenly into pan, using firm pressure to compress mixture into desired bar thickness.

Tip: use wet or lightly greased hands to prevent sticking.

4. Allow bars to cool completely. Once cool, cut into squares. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate and let cool. Wrap in airtight container and store at moderate room temp for several days, or chilled in fridge for a week.