Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bar Bites

by Tonya Staab

These homemade peanut butter chocolate granola bar bites made using REESE’S Spreads are perfect for school snacks, picnics, or after school snacks.

Disclosure: I received compensation and information and/or free products from The Hershey Company and/or Collective Bias. All opinions expressed within are my own. #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

We eat a lot of granola bars here. The kids take them to school for their morning snack, we eat them at home, and I often throw a couple into my bag for when the kids get hungry in the car, or we are heading out for the day hiking or to the beach.

Of course, though, the kids are very particular about the kinds of granola bars they will eat, there must not be raisins, fruit, or nuts (that are visible) at all, under any circumstances. 

So I decided to try my hand at making my own. I may have eaten 9 of these tasty little peanut butter chocolate granola bar bites right after making them, it was afternoon tea time after all.

chocolate and coconut squares

These are incredibly easy to make. Most of your time will be spent tapping your fingers waiting for the oven timer because the smell wafting through the house is driving you crazy.

chocolate and coconut squares

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bar Bites

These homemade peanut butter chocolate granola bar bites made using REESE'S Spreads are perfect for school snacks, picnics, or after school snacks. Eat & Drink granola bar, recipes with Reese's spreads European Print This
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick-cook oats
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes + extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 cup Reese's Spreads peanut butter chocolate + extra for spreading on top
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbs butter - melted
  • 2 tbs coconut oil - divided in half
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate morsels
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil.
  3. Combine the oats with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and the melted butter.
  4. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Pull it out a couple of times to stir and make sure the oil and butter are mixed through and the oats aren't burning.
  5. While the oats are cooking, in a saucepan combine the flax, honey, 2 tablespoons of Reese's Spreads peanut butter chocolate, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, the brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  6. Bring to the boil stirring constantly and ensure there are no lumps. Note: this will cook fairly quickly and will also harden quickly too, so make it during the last 5-6 minutes of the oats cooking in the oven.
  7. Once the oats are finished, turn the heat down to 325F.
  8. In a large bowl gently combine the toasted oats with the coconut flakes, Rice Krispies, and chocolate chips. Once combined, pour over the peanut butter chocolate sauce and mix thoroughly.
  9. Line a slightly larger baking tray with parchment paper. Press the mixture onto the paper. If it's not pressed enough it will fall apart when it's sliced.
  10. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Set aside to cool a little, and then transfer to the refrigerator to cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, spread a thin layer of Reese's Spreads peanut butter chocolate over the top and then sprinkle with more coconut flakes.
  12. Slice into small squares and store in an airtight container.
oats on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil
oats and chocolate being spread on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
a dollop of Reeses chocolate peanut butter spread on top of granola
a jar of Reese's spread behind chocolate peanut butter and coconut squares

REESE’S Spreads are based on the iconic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They are the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form.

How to use Reese’s spreads

  • On toast, waffles, and pancakes
  • As a dip for apples, bananas, pretzels, and vanilla wafers
  • In your favorite dessert and snack recipes

New REESE’S Spreads are available at Walmart. 

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5 comments

Eileen Callahan November 10, 2014 - 4:55 pm

What’s not to love!!!!! I love to put it on y brownies yum 🙂

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Red Lotus Mama November 12, 2014 - 8:31 am

Never tried it, but … YUM! Totally want to now!

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Colleen Lanin November 12, 2014 - 8:30 am

I haven’t tried Reese’s spreads yet but I’d love to try this on ice cream or even just on good bread!

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Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia November 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm

I’d love to put it on toasted Hawaiian Bread =)

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Angela Quisumbing November 13, 2014 - 3:21 am

I am a huge Reese’s PB fan and I am a bit shocked I have never tried the spread before. I would put it on my pancakes and granola bars!

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