Easy Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars
About two weeks ago I tried making muesli bars, pardon me, Granola Bars myself for the first time.

Even though I improvised half of it, we loved the result!

 Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars

Especially during a short break they just are ideal small munchies. Plus you know exactly what you are getting in these, how much sugar you actually used. Homemade but super easy and quick, promised! Excluding the cooling off time I would estimate the “baking” process at about 15 minutes max!

I wouldn’t just mix up generic muesli though, obviously, hence this special kind of Granola Bar recipe:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Granola Bars


I found a granola bar recipe on twopeasandtheirpod, but since it was in American cup measurements, I had to adjust it. I changed the relation of ingredients and added chopped nuts, simply because I love the crunch nuts give. So here we have my tested and approved (by picky other half!) mixture as a recipe:

This amount of ingredients get me about 12 rather large bars. (It also depends on the size of your casserole dish)

Ingredients

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Granola Bars

  • 100g butter
  • 50g sugar(brown sugar works great too!)
  • 150g honey
  • 150g peanut butter (best smooth and sugar-free)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 250g oats
  • 60g puffed rice (or zB Rice Cereal)
  • 40g chopped nuts (unsalted)
  • 100g chopped salted pretzels
  • 3 rows of chocolate (I prefer dark or white) or chocolate chips.

 

Prepare a flat, rectangular casserole dish with baking sheet – make sure to get all the edges as well so the mixture doesn’t stick to it.

Melt the butter, sugar, honey and peanut butter in a larger frying pan over low heat and keep stiring occasionally until it bubbles up. Let it cook for about another 2 or 3 minutes while stiring; I always take it off the hob when the sides starts browning ever so slightly while stiring. Pour in the vanilla extract.

Add the dry ingredients in a deep bowl and pour the honey mixture on top. Mix it up well until there are no dry bits left.

 Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars

Put the mixture in the dish and spread it evenly with a spatula. Let it cool off for a bit and sprinkle the chocolate on top, press on if needed. Cooling off a bit more is recommended before putting it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, best over night to get a clean cut. I had mine in the fridge for about 1.5 hours.

The bars harden up nicely and let me tell you, you need a sharp, large kitchen knife to cut through properly. Cut evenly in about 12 bars and serve. Or put in a box and store in the fridge for about 1 week, crispy and tasty 🙂

 Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars

I just love these things, the rice cereal just gives it an extra light crunch! A bar during a short break at work and it stops that collywobbles, the sweetness is a nice pick me up for that dreaded afternoon low. Perfect with a cuppa as well!

Alternatively you can always try different ingredients, add raisins or coconut flakes etc.

Have you ever made granola or bars yourself? What are your favourite ingredients? What do you like to eat during break time? Just fruit and salads?

 Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars


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10 comments

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Mhm, die sehen unglaublich lecker aus. Früher hab ich mal so ähnliche Müsliriegel gemeinsam mit meiner Mama gemacht. Aber eigentlich wäre das wieder mal eine gute Idee 🙂

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Yummy *-* Die sehen aber lecker aus <3

LG Juli

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Danke für’s Rezept, die MUSS ich ausprobieren!
Hab noch nie selbst Müsliriegel gemacht, aber die klingt sooo lecker. Fertige Müsliriegel mag ich nämlich gar nicht, die sind mir immer zu süß und pappig.

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Jetzt hast du mir aber mächtig Appetit gemacht, muss ich unbedingt mal testen!

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Uih, schaun die guad aus. Die werde ich bald nachbacken müssen. Das werden dann meine ersten Granola Bars. Im Moment habe ich zwar keine Erdnussbutter vorrätig, aber mit Pistaziencreme versuche ich es am Wochenende nachzubacken. Ich hätte jetzt gern einen zum Früstück =D

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Oh mein Gott!^^ Das sieht so lecker aus, ich muss das sofort liken und nachmachen! (naja, das mit dem sofort nachmachen klappt leider nicht, aber ich speicher mir das gleich mal ab :D).

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Die sehen sehr sehr lecker aus – wollte schon lange mal Müsliriegel selbst machen. Wird definitiv nachgemacht 🙂

Liebe Grüße
Kathi von Kathie’s Cloud

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oh wow das sieht klasse aus, muss ich unbedingt mal nachmachen 🙂

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@KathrinDas stimmt! Beim Selbermachen kann man so viel einfacher bestimmen, wie viel Süße man reinmischt 🙂

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Oh, die sehen ja wunderbar aus!
Ich hab noch nie selber Müsliriegel gemacht, aber wenn ich das so sehe, muss ich das unbedingt mal ausprobieren!

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