Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars.

Peanut butter and chocolate craving? These healthy peanut butter bars will make you feel like you’re indulging! Bonus: they’re no bake!

No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars - everyone will love these!

Welcome to my 98574 peanut butter granola bar recipe. Sorry? I can’t help it. I make these things all the time!

Truth be told, underneath all the sprinkles and buttercream, I truly am a health nut at heart.  I adore my veggies, my workout endorphins, and my yoga mat. Nomaste.

Granola and granola bars are the kinds of recipes I make all the time.   I like to call them my brain fuel.  Running fuel. Get-me-through-another-work-day fuel. Christmas present shopping fuel.  And of course, they are my cookie baking fuel. Obviously.

I do not post all of the healthier items I make because I know you all love your cookies so much, but in my kitchen there is a balance of seemingly healthy snacks and decadent sweets.

No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars - everyone will love these!

Today I’m sharing perhaps the EASIEST granola bar recipe you will ever make.  No baking involved, no thinking involved, a TON of peanut butter involved, and there’s chocolate.  Win, win, win.

The best part about these?  The ingredient list is SO small and you probably have everything sitting in your pantry right now.  As much as I adore granola bars, I have a hard time justifying buying them at the store.  They are loaded with so much gunk I can’t even pronounce and they are WAY overpriced.

Homemade varieties are not only cheaper, but you have complete control of what you’re putting into the mix.   Today’s no-bake granola bars include nothing weird, nothing requiring a google search, and quite certainly nothing you’ll have to visit a special grocery store for.

Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars

I don’t know about you, but I simply adore trail mix.  The blend of salty nuts, sweet raisins, and chocolate chips is truly my weakness.  What is it about that stuff? I can NEVER put it down!  After about my 5th huge handful of the stuff one evening, I decided to incorporate it into a homemade bar.  With a whole lotta peanut butter.  Would you expect anything else?

The base of this recipe are old-fashioned oats, ground flax, and nuts.  I pulverized cashews and almonds in my food processor for about 10 seconds to break them down.  They act more as a base ingredient than an add-in in these.  You may use peanuts, pecans, walnuts, or a combination of any nut instead – whatever is easiest for you.

I used up all my pecans in my Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts and was happily left with almonds and cashews for this recipe.  No complaints here; I simply adore crunchy almonds and buttery rich cashews.  Mmmm.

When I ground them up in the food processor, I made sure to leave a *few* big chunks for texture purposes – I wanted the bars to have a nice chunky texture in every bite.

No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars - everyone will love these!

Lots of little dried fruits make an appearance as well – a plethora of raisins and dried cranberries hopped into the mixing bowl.  You could also try dried cherries, dried apples, or banana chips.  The best part?  Be sure to throw in some chocolate chips – if you’re looking for a truly guilt-free treat, leave them out.  That’s obviously up to you. ;)

 Really, the world is your oyster with these no-bake granola bars and you can get creative mixing and matching your favorites.

The star of the show is the peanut butter. We clearly can’t leave that stuff out. A whopping full cup of melted peanut butter, mixed with a bit of honey, will shower the dry ingredients in one sticky pour.  Each bite of the bar tastes like a chewy, dense form of pure peanut butter with a few fruity & nutty chunks mixed in.  Love.

The peanut butter and honey do a fine job binding the nuts and oats – much like how they held together all of the ingredients in my Peanut Butter Cup Granola.  <– yum.

No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars - everyone will love these!

Once you’ve got it all into a big bowl – the oats, ground flax, pulverized nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and honey – mix it all up and pack it down nice and tight into an 8×8 square baking pan.  Pack, pack, pack it down as tight as you can into the pan, so that everything can meld together and stick as the bars set up in the refrigerator.  Like I said, these are no-bake granola bars and the “baking” happens in the refrigerator.  My oven needs a break every now and then. ;)

The bars take about an hour to set up – not too shabby, considering they only take about 5 minutes to put together. Cut them into 16 generous squares and get ready to enter peanut butter oblivion.  Truly, these are the best peanut butter granola bars I have yet to make.  All of the different textures – the squishy dried fruit, the crunchy salty nuts, chewy oats, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth peanut butter, and the dots of chocolate – work SO well together.

No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars - everyone will love these!

Much like ordinary trail mix, I could not stop picking at these bars.  Eat one, break another in half… come back for another piece… then another.  Repeat.  Yeah, you’re gonna love these too. ;)

 

 

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Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate craving? These healthy peanut butter bars will make you feel like you're indulging! Bonus: they're no bake! Bars are gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup whole almonds
  • 2/3 cup whole cashews
  • 1 and 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup honey (or light corn syrup, or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, melted

Directions:

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Leave extra on the sides to use as handles for removing the bars when they are finished. Set aside.

In a food processor (or blender), pulverize the almonds and cashews for about 10 seconds into small pieces, leaving some large chunks in tact. In a large bowl, combine the oats, ground flax, crushed nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and raisins. Mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Mix together melted peanut butter and honey in a small bowl and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix until each bit is fully coated. Scoop the mixture into prepared baking dish and press firmly until the tops are completely even. You'll want to pack it down nice and tight.

Place bars into the refrigerator to set up for at least one hour. Cut into 16 squares. Bars may be stored at room temperature for up to 10 days and in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

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83 Responses to “Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars.”

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    Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.composted December 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Sally, the peanut butter trail mix bars look DELICIOUS. I always have LOVED trail mix bars also !!!! Now I need to make the peanut butter trail mix bars AND the chocolate granola !!!!!! THANKS for the recipe !!!! Can’t wait to try both recipes !!!! Denise

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Denise! You would adore these peanut butter trail mix bars – they are SO easy to make. And that chocolate granola? I can never stop munching on it until the batch is gone. Luckily, it’s not that bad for you compared to store-bought versions! Thanks so much!

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      • Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.comreplied on December 17th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        Hi Sally ! Yes – I would LOVE these bars…. And I would do the EXACT same thing – eat ALL the chocolate granola until it is gone !!!!! BUT……that isn’t going to stop me from making it !!!!!!!!!!! Denise

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted December 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Love these! I love making no-bake granola bars with oats, PB, and all the add-in’s for all that glorious texture! And of course, the chocolate chips aren’t too shabby in there :)

    They look awesome and makes me want to take a big bite!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Averie!! A quick recipe and a quick weekend post – chocolate & peanut butter.. you really can’t go wrong there. :)

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    Becky @ olives n wineposted December 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Oh I love this! And I definitely need some healthiness this time of year :) Can I use natural peanut butter in this or will it turn out better with the normal Jif? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Yes, you may use natural peanut butter in these bars Becky! And I know what you mean about the healthier treats this time of year – I’m trying to stay smart these few weeks, but I know I will be reaching for the healthier things after the holidays for sure.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted December 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I LOVE these!! With all the shopping madness that has been going on I could use these scrumptious bars. Besides they are packed with nuts so my Hubby will love them too! PS: I can see your pin it button is not showing the count either… And I thought it was only on my blog…

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      The pin it button isn’t working for many sites – I believe it is a Pinterest bug and I’ve read that they are working on it. It’s so annoying! I like to see how my goodies are doing. :) Glad you adore this recipe like I do, Anna! And yes, lots of big chunks of nuts in each bite. I LOVE that!

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      • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        I do hope they will fix it soon. It’s been a while. Thanks, Sally!

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    Joy @ Baking-Joyposted December 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    These look delicious :-) You know what a peanut butter fan I am and anything that includes peanut butter for breakfast is good by me!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      I knew you’d LOVE these bars Joy!! I’m a pb freak, just like you… ;)

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    Laura Dembowskiposted December 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Homemade granola bars are one of my favorite treats. Such a bonus that they’re healthy. While I can’t get into yoga, my life would be a mess without tons of exercise and its endorphins and lots of fruit and veggies. Yay for cauliflower and Brussels sprouts!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Cauliflower and brussels sprouts – yes and YES! I adore both veggies SO much. And oh my goodness, my life would be haywire without my endorphins and workout regimen. :) Thanks Laura!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted December 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Love homemade granola or trail mix bars like these! So much better than buying them at the store. The combo of the ingredients in these sounds wonderful!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      I adore making my own bars/granola too Colleen – and yes, they taste MUCH better than store-bought in my opinion and I am glad you agree with that!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted December 16, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I love homemade granola bars. So much better than store-bought! I’ve been on a huge peanut butter kick lately….

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Hey Ashley!! I knwo what you mean about PB kick…. I feel like I’m ALWAYS on one. :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted December 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Wow, the simplicity of this is going to have me making this weekly!

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    The Witch's Kitchenposted December 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

    really need to try these!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted December 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love how protein-rich these bars are, Sally! They look fabulous!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Hey Georgia! Thanks so much for saying hi – and yes, protein-rich is right! :) Thanks so much!

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    Rtposted December 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    These look soooo good! I think you should post more of your healthy stuff! I really enjoy healthier baked goods and am always looking for more recipes to try!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      more of my healthy recipes? will do! Thanks for the nudge to do so. :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted December 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I definitely need some healthy stuff thrown into the mix right now–my waist-line is revolting! :-) I think it would be awesome if you posted more of your healthy recipes! Hope you had an awesome weekend, Sally.

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted December 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I was just thinking that I needed to come up with some kind of easy and fast breakfast food I can give to my daughter when I’m super busy in the mornings…

    Eggs are my fall-back, but still take a little time.

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Yes! These are so simple and I’ve been grabbing them for breakfast on my way to work. So simple to make and you can add-in all your favorites. :) Thanks Loretta!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted December 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    You can make as many peanut butter goodies as you want and I’ll be here to devour them!

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePleaseposted December 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I love your healthy recipes too! Can’t wait for #98575. and trail mix…ahhh…it gets me every time – just love it

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    • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2012 at 9:56 am

      this comment was in spam again! I am regularly checking it again. I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe Angela, I’ll be happy to throw more healthy recipes your way!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted December 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

    These look just like Larabars, but better!! And those are so expensive. I definitely need to try some of your granola bar type recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2012 at 11:54 am

      you need them for your running fuel Ari! and I looove Lara bars but save a trip to the store and some extra cash by making your own. Thanks Ari :D

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    Heidi @ Food Doodlesposted December 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I am obsessed with granola bars so no matter how many you post I’m still going to love them all :D These really do look awesome, and my favorite granola bars are the ones that are no bake and use a lot of peanut butter so I know I would love these – awesome!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      no bake and lots of peanut butter – that describes a recipe perfect for me. Glad you like the looks of these Heidi – you’d enjoy them!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted December 26, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I don’t like trail mix, dried fruit or flax. Can I just use more chocolate chips? So, um, another 2 1/3 cups chocolate? :D Kidding, kidding!

    And I’m sure nobody minds a 42425th peanut butter granola bar recipe. With peanut butter, the more the merrier. :)

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    Trinity9biposted January 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Hi Sally,
    I’ve been following you since I discovered your blog through Pinterest. But now I’m decided to try your recipes since I have my new Kitchen!! But I’m unable to print this recipe through the “Print This!” button, can you help me, please?
    Thx,
    Ekaterina.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 9th, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Ekaterina, it seems like the Print This! Plug-In is down for the time being. I sincerely apologize, but I believe the issue is being resolved. You may always copy/paste into a word document or email message and print from there if that helps.

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    Melissaposted January 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    These are setting up right now, can’t wait to see how they turn out! Hoping they will be a hit for both kiddo and hubby… Now, if I can just find a recipe without peanut butter or bananas or pumpkin for me to try…. (3 things I really don’t like, yet they’re in pretty much every granola bar recipe I’ve found!)
    Made the recipe plain, but subbed walnuts since I didn’t have cashews. Once in the pan, pressed sun maids fruit bits into half, and mini choc chips in the other (fruit for kid, choc for hubs).
    Are these bars crunchy or chewey? Would it work to bake them for a bit to get them crunchier?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 11th, 2013 at 6:26 am

      Hi Melissa! So glad you are making these trail mix bars. They are dense, chewy granola bars. Not crunchy in the slightest. I’m not a huge fan of crunchy granola bars, so I don’t have any recipes on my website since I don’t eat them. I do have crunchy granola recipes: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/12/04/triple-chocolate-crunch-granola/ and http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/06/29/toasted-coconut-tropical-granola-vegan/ I also have a soft granola bar recipe without peanut butter, bananas, and pumpkin: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/08/27/dark-chocolate-apricot-granola-bars/

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      • Melissareplied on January 11th, 2013 at 8:53 am

        So, hubby LOVED these!! He said he wouldn’t change a thing and they are his #1 new favorite pintrest recipe. :) Looks like i’ll be making these often… The kiddo liked them too. So glad to have another healthy snack to add to my stash!
        I subbed walnuts since I didn’t have cashews, used half crunchy & half creamy peanut butter, and I did a mix of honey and maple syrup. For the add ins, since hubs doesn’t like raisins and I don’t give the kiddo chocolate, I didn’t mix them in, but I put them on top (fruit on one half, choc on the other) and pressed in when I put it all in the pan – worked great! I’ll look forward to trying some of those other recipes you mentioned. :)

        • Sallyreplied on January 11th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

          SO SO glad you and your family love these, Melissa! I want to test out all different kinds of add-ins next time.

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    Alyssaposted January 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Heyy just wondering if you knew how many calories are in each one? I love the recipe and they sound amazing but im just curious if they are fairly low in calories as well.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Alyssa, my website doesn’t provide nutritional stats as its focus isn’t on health. But I wouldn’t assume these to be low in calories with all the pb and nuts. Wholesome, whole food, and nutritional yes. Thank u!

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    Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.composted January 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I FINALLY made these bars…. WOW…. they are OUT OF THIS WORLD !!!!!! I could not stop eating them !!!!! THANKS for the recipe.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      so glad Denise! I’m obsessed with these. I make them quite often :)

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      • Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.comreplied on January 30th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        Hey Sally, I was actually thinking of making another batch since I am currently out of them !!!!! Denise

        • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

          I usually make two batches when I make them anyway. The first batch goes too quickly :)

          • Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.comreplied on January 30th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

            LOL !!!! That is what I will have to start doing !!! They do go TOOOOO fast !!!!

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    Kristinposted January 31, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I made these yesterday and they were so good! I actually bought the combo chocolate chip, almonds and cashew mix from trader joe’s and it is the perfect size for this recipe. That way you don’t have to buy all three things separately! Also, I added about another 1/4 cup of peanut butter. I put them in the freezer, its like eating a healthy frozen candy bar!

    Thanks for the great recipe.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 1st, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Hi Kristin! I think I need to try them frozen next time! You’re a genius. :) So glad you enjoyed them. They are one of my very very favorites :)

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    Mary Ellenposted February 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Trail mix without M&Ms? Isn’t that illegal? ;-)

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    Chandraposted March 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Did you have any trouble with it being “crumbly”? Maybe because I used maple syrup instead of honey and just a touch less than 1/2 cup (because I ran out)? What do you think? Tasted great (awesome, in fact), but a little crumbly/messy for the kiddos.

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    • Sallyreplied on March 12th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Chandra! After being refrigerated for some time, the bars are a tad crumbly. You can see some crumbs in the photos. :) Glad you like the way they taste!

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    Jenposted March 14, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I made these for my family and they loved them! I will
    Def. Have to make them again! Thank you for a great recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 14th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Hey Jen! That’s great to hear. I adore these trail mix bars. I need to make them again soon. Maybe this weekend. :) Thank you!

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    Anndyposted April 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Can I make this bars with natural pb? They look amazing! I love pb and chocolate together ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Yes, as long as the peanut butter isn’t super oily. Give it a nice stir before using.

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    Anndyposted April 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I made these bars and they were amazing! They are so tasty! I can’t stop eating them. I will try to make them every week!

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    Stephanieposted August 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I love these! So does one of my girls. :) but my choc chips melted with the warm peanut butter. They were still delicious, but how did you get yours not to melt? Do you heat the peanut butter then let it cool? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Hi Stephanie! I just mix everything up VERY quickly to avoid the chocolate chips from melting. Sometimes I do let the PB mixture cool slightly. Sorry I wasn’t clear about that!

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    Katieposted September 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I made these for the first time on the weekend and they are DELICIOUS – I used chopped dried apricots and dried apples along with the nuts and choc chips. So tasty.

    Unfortunately I lost 2/3 of the batch as they disintegrated when I cut them – I too used pure maple syrup instead of stickier honey. I’d probably try the honey next time to try to get it all to bind together a bit better. More peanut butter may help as well.

    Either way, thank you for the recipe!!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 9th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      That’s great, Katie! And I usually just use honey. It’s thicker and stickier, I agree. I appreciate you reporting back. Love dried apricots!

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    Reneeposted October 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    What would change in this recipe if I used chopped nuts? I’m making for my toddler & rest of the family. Would I use less or more nuts to compensate? Or other ingredients? Can’t wait to try!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 8th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      To compensate for what ingredients? You can just add the chopped nuts with the rest of the ingredients. Just try to only use 1 cup total of add-ins, give or take.

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      • Reneereplied on October 17th, 2013 at 1:15 am

        Oops I meant to say I bought prechopped nuts. I read the recipe & it stated whole nuts. Would I still measure the nuts as 2/3 cup each of chopped nuts?
        Thanks!

        • Sallyreplied on October 17th, 2013 at 6:30 am

          2/3 cup of chopped nuts would be fine.

      • Reneereplied on October 17th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        They turned out amazing! We didn’t have honey on hand so ended up using maple syrup (just under a half cup we had) and they turned out pretty good- a little crumbly but still was able to cut squares. I added more nuts, a tad more flax seeds, & dried fruit (cherries & raisins) instead of chocolate chips.

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    Mikeposted January 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars are the best ever!!!! I have fun giving them away to people and with out fail the next day they are asking for the recipe. The last time I made them i made three double batches. Going forward one thing you will always be able to find in my freezer is Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks Mike! I’m so glad you love these easy trail mix bars. I have a batch of them in the freezer too!

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    Maryposted January 27, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Hi Sally :)

    I don’t have any ground flaxseed, what I can replace it with?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 27th, 2014 at 9:20 am

      I would replace the 1/3 cup flax with 1/4 cup more oats. Enjoy!

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    Hollyposted February 18, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Made these last night with just a couple changes, using what I had on hand. They are delicious! Thank you! I have tried a couple other recipes in the past that I baked but I’m so glad I came across your post. Yummy.

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    Heatherposted May 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Sally — I know this an older recipe of yours, but I just wanted to tell you I’ve been making a batch of these trail mix bars in one form or another literally every week since I came across this page a few months ago. I love how it’s so customizable … I make them as you wrote them all the time, and sometimes mix it up with some almond butter, sunflower seeds, different nuts … they always turn out so well! I’ve made lots of your recipes (including my second favorite — the chocolate peanut butter smoothie) and love reading your blog, thanks for all your hard work!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 5th, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for taking the time to report back about these peanut butter bars, Heather! I make them quite often too – all different add-ins.

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    Ashleyposted May 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Wow- these are seriously SO good. I’m a peanut butter and trail mix addict so naturally i’ve eaten most of these in the last few days…Whoops! Do you provide any nutrition facts about these? I’m ready to make my next batch but need to do a better job with portion control. Thanks again for the recipe!!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 20th, 2014 at 11:09 am

      I do not have the nutrition information on my recipes. Thanks Ashley! Happy you enjoy them.

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    Shannonposted May 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    These are the BEST granola bars I have made at home. And I have tried A LOT of recipes. I love how easy they are. I read another post about putting them in the freezer. Going in tonight because I could eat the entire batch!

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    Adelineposted June 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Hi Sally,

    Can i substitute ground sesame seeds for ground flax?

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    • Sallyreplied on June 6th, 2014 at 5:53 am

      That would work, as long as the seeds are fully ground into tahini.

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    Aprilposted July 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Hi Sally – I made these this weekend and just had one this morning. I AM IN LOOOOOVE. The combination of flavors is amazing! I followed your recipe with the raisins and dried cranberries. I also used natural peanut butter and it worked perfectly. They are a fabulous consistently, and nice and filling. Plus super easy to make which I adore. It doesn’t get much better than this! What an amazing treat that you can feel good about. So glad I found this recipe and made the bars! I agree that you should post MORE of your healthy recipes. :)

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