Easy 4 Ingredient Granola Bars

I'm mixing it up a bit with another recipe post.  If you missed the last recipe I posted a couple months ago, check those delectable bars here!

No Bake 4 Ingredient Granola Bars, how can you go wrong?  These bars are super easy, made with common ingredients and are even pretty healthy!  

I originally made these one day when I was too lazy to go grocery shopping but needed something to eat while I was on the road all day.  I knew there had to be something I could make with the few staple ingredients I had in my cupboard.  I was delighted to find these bars containing only oatmeal, honey, peanut butter and chocolate chips.  All major staples in my kitchen! :)

Recipe found on the Practical Stewardship blog:



  • 4 cups old fashioned oats (I actually used quick oats but either would work)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup + 2T honey
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (use dark to make bars healthier)


  1. Heat peanut butter and honey over medium heat in a large pot until well combined and heated through.  No boiling necessary. Remove from heat.
  2. Add oats and chocolate chips to the peanut butter/honey mixture.  Stir until well combined, chocolate chips will melt and mix into the oats.  
  3. Press mixture firmly into a greased 9x13 pan.  Make sure bars are well compacted so they will hold together when cut.
  4. Cool bars for 10 minutes and cut into desired size pieces
  5. Enjoy!


  • in step 2, you could let the bars cool some so the chocolate doesn't melt and is left as whole chocolate chips instead
  • These would be delicious with other ingredients added in as well, how yummy would coconut or chopped nuts taste? :) 

Let me know how they turn out for you!


xoxo -Natalie Carolyn