Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Hands down, the chewiest granola bars you’ll ever make which are healthy and require no baking! Gluten free, chock full of protein and with a vegan version, these are the perfect snacks which take less than 5 minutes to whip up! 

Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars-No bake and ready in 5 minutes, they are gluten free, over 20 grams of protein and a vegan option too- A delicious snack!

I can’t remember losing my first tooth.

I do, however, remember my sister losing her first tooth…..to a granola bar. 

I’ve mentioned on here before, but my family probably kept this one brand of granola bars in business throughout my entire schooling career. My parents would try and be fancy a-la-Iggy Azalea and buy the mixed boxes, even though my sister and I would always fight for the same ones- The double chocolate ones with chocolate chips

When Niki was six, she had started prep (obligatory first grade of the Australian school system) and I had started the third grade. By this stage, my lunch box had already gone through a plethora of granola bars- Strawberry, chocolate chip, apricot and yogurt covered. With every family sized box of 20, I’d be happy with five of the 20 offerings. Once Niki started school, it was another story. We had to be ‘fair’ and by ‘fair’, she was often the one to get the chocolate ones.

Why? Because I had 3 years all to myself to enjoy them. 

Right. 

Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars-No bake and ready in 5 minutes, they are gluten free, over 20 grams of protein and a vegan option too- A delicious snack!

After some moaning and groaning, it finally occurred to my parents to buy the one flavour we liked. At that time, they had released a brand new range of extra crunchy granola bars– All in chocolate chip flavour. They bought a box of these new crunchy ones and sent us off to school with them. I didn’t care too much for them- They hurt my teeth and finding chocolate chips throughout it was like finding a gold statue in the Atlantic ocean- Near impossible

My sister, however, has an irrational fear of them to this day- Her first bite into one of those extra crunchy bars took away her dignity took away her first tooth. 

Safe to say, ever since then, extra crunchy granola bars have been banned and we’ve embraced the normal, chewy kind regardless of flavour- Well, at least for Niki. 

I, however, will always favour anything chocolate and add peanut butter into the mix and I’ll break Niki’s other tooth whip my hair back and forth like Willow Smith in glee.

Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars-No bake and ready in 5 minutes, they are gluten free, over 20 grams of protein and a vegan option too- A delicious snack!

The last time I teamed up with Bowflex to create a recipe for them, you guys LOVED the chocolate and peanut butter combination so of course, I had to pair these two again but in a different style. Having worked successfully with the Bowflex protein range before, I had a good understanding of what proportions of which of their protein powders to use, which resulted in these EXTRA CHEWY chocolate peanut butter granola bars….with a protein boost. I also want to make note that you don’t need to be in weight loss mode or body building mode to enjoy The Bowflex protein range- They are a great addition in recipes for all!

As the name suggests, these chocolate peanut butter granola bars are so darn chewy and soft, it’s ALMOST like eating a candy bar- Healthy style. They take less than five minutes to whip up and just a tad longer to firm slightly for the ultimate chewy granola bar experience! Naturally gluten free, these healthy granola bars are also packed full of protein and for my vegan friends, you’ve been covered too!

For those not keen on protein powder, please take note of ways to omit it- Without losing the delicious texture or flavour. 

Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars-No bake and ready in 5 minutes, they are gluten free, over 20 grams of protein and a vegan option too- A delicious snack!

Make these delicious extra chewy chocolate peanut butter granola bars and ALWAYS be team extra chewy. Unless you’re the tooth fairy. Then you’d be making bank. 

Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Hands down, the chewiest granola bars you'll ever make which are healthy and require no baking! Gluten free, chock full of protein and with a vegan version, these are the perfect snacks which take less than 5 minutes to whip up!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups gluten free quick oats
  2. 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
  3. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  5. 1 scoop Bowflex Body vanilla shake*
  6. 1 packet of Bowflex Body Protein + peanut butter (can sub for 2 T peanut butter or peanut flour)
  7. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  8. 3/4 cup brown rice syrup (can sub for another sticky sweetener- see notes)**
  9. 1 tablespoon + dairy free milk of choice***
  10. Peanut butter chips, to top (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, protein powders and mix well.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt the peanut butter with the sticky sweetener until combined.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until fully incorporated. If mixture is too dry, add dairy free milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until batter is thick.
  4. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and pour mixture into it and press firmly. Top with optional peanut butter chips and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for optimum bars.
Notes
  1. * For a vegan version, use your favourite vegan protein powder (I recommend a brown rice blend)
  2. ** Honey/agave need to be increased by an extra 1/4 cup
  3. *** Depending on the brand of coconut flour and protein you use, you may need more. Adjust accordingly
  4. Bars can be kept at room temperature but also freeze beautifully- Simply thaw and consume.
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Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars-No bake and ready in 5 minutes, they are gluten free, over 20 grams of protein and a vegan option too- A delicious snack!

 

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58 thoughts on “Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

  1. i can’t remember when i lost my first tooth. But i’m totally team chewy and pb chocolate of course. Mmm yum! will have to try the bowflex vanilla shake protein! great addition to the recipe! duh. 😉

  2. These look soooo good! I used to have Kudos bars packed in my lunches, which were basically a candy bar that some company managed to pass off as a granola bar, haha. They were chewy and awesome, covered in chocolate!

  3. OH HELL YES. Om nom nom. Love these, Arman. I don’t remember how I lost my first tooth (I’m pretty sure it was rather uneventful) but my brother lost his on corn on the cob at a friend;s house. I don’t know how my husband lost his first tooth, but he did get hit in the mouth with a baseball bat when he was 9/10 and has a nice little X right in the middle right about his lip. Apparently, he “saved” his teeth (really just powder at that point) rather proudly.

  4. I loved chocolate chip granola bars and the peanut butter chocolate chip. Sometimes I liked the crunchy granola bars (like the natures valley) but overall, I was about the chewy! And sometimes, those chocolate covered chewy granola bars.

  5. Definitely Team Extra Chewy! In fact, the extra chewy part is what first caught my attention on this recipe. That and how nice of an older brother you are for making these chewy so that Niki would love them, too. You are such a peach of a big brother. Peach. Get it? Haha! Well done, mate!

  6. Team extra chewy! These look amazing. I should make them for my tennis team this weekend. We’re on our way to compete in the state championship and then on to regionals! These would be perfect for keeping everyone energized. 🙂

  7. Woahhhhh I love the various different chips on the top, it gives the bar such a nice aesthetic (yes I said aesthetic). I think a Shawarma sandwich was the rightful puller-outer of my first tooth! I remember reading all these books as a kid about people wrapping floss around their loose teeth and and tying it to a door handle so that it comes out when someone opens the door :D.

  8. I love the addition of the PB chips to these. They’re so addictive! I don’t remember losing my first tooth, but it took me forever as a kid to lose all of mine. On the upside, I think it helped my teeth come in straighter because I’ve never had braces!

  9. Those granola bars look amazing. Okay peanut butter chips: where do you get them. I am still working on my US shopping list!

    I racked my brain but I can’t remember that there was a single crispy granola bar in my childhood. We always had chewy ones with either nuts or chocolate. I never understood why my mum even bothered to buy the ones with nuts. So I am definitely team chewy.

    I vividly remember how I lost my first tooth! It got stuck in an apple, I didn’t notice and almost choked on it! So typical!

  10. I always think when you say ‘for those not keen on protein powder’ you’re talking to me. Am I the only one?

    Despite my flippant powdered ways, I think these look amazing and have a great flavor profile. Chocolate and peanut butter is winning in my book. 🙂

  11. I can’t believe she lost a tooth to a granola bar! BUT, I did once break a tooth..on a bowl of oatmeal.
    Yes, the soft and squishy kind. HOW? I don’t know.
    BUT I do not that I need these EXTRA chewy Peanut BUTTERY DELICIOUS THANGS in my face.
    That is all. Pinned!

  12. Dear Arman, oh your poor sister! I never cared for the crunchy bars..or crunchy anything (I once broke a tooth on an over-fried French Fry). I like the soft and chewy bars, and anything with peanut butter has my name on it. These sound great, Arman! Have a wonderful day my friend, Catherine

  13. These look phenomenal! I love that they’re made mostly of oats. I’ve been on a big oat flour kick lately!

    Friendly suggestion though – and you can take it or leave it – you may want to reconsider using Brown Rice Syrup. It has a very concentrated amount of arsenic and it’s safety is currently under investigation by the FDA.

  14. I can’t remember losing my first tooth (actually, I think I lost like, seven at one time. If I can find a pic I’ll send it to you…wait – is that creepy?) but I have chipped a tooth by biting down on the edge of a fork 🙁 I felt like an idiot!

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