Home > Breakfast > No-Bake Chocolate Granola No-Bake Chocolate Granola August 15, 2014 | 24 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. No-Bake Chocolate Granola: Here’s an easy-to-make nutritious snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and doesn’t require the oven! Or try our baked version of Chocolate Granola here! These Chocolate Granola Bars and Chocolate Energy Bites are also favorites on the site. No-Bake Chocolate Granola Years ago while I was in high school (college, maybe?), I made some granola bars and they did not turn out so well. They ended up super crumbly and not at all bar-like. Instead of throwing it all out, I threw all the crumbled ingredients into a bag and set it out on the counter. It was eaten in less than two days — either handful by handful or added to smoothies and yogurt bowls. After that, it became a “thing:” no-bake granola. Yes, non-baked granola is not really “granola” and sounds a little bit odd. But I still make this snack all the time. A couple of months ago, I made a few batches for my sister –it’s one of her favorite snacks– and she told me I had to share it here! Yes, it’s unconventional– strange even? But totally delicious, crave-worthy, and addictive. Not to mention EASY. But WHY No-Bake Chocolate Granola? First, it’s very fast. We can whip this up in 10 minutes or less, which means it’s ready basically as soon as we want it. Second, it’s very easy. Not to say regular granola isn’t easy, but it definitely takes more effort–particularly the baking process which can take a good amount of time. And then there is the time spent waiting for it to cool…. Third, it’s unique. It’s got the same ingredients you know and love in regular granola, but the texture is different. Overall, it makes a unique snack that is filled with good-for-you ingredients. And fourth, it’s the perfect hot-day snack recipe. So, when it’s burning hot outside, you can still have granola without turning on the oven! I know it’s a bit unique, but I hope you love it as much as we do! No-Bake Chocolate Granola Ingredients Creamy peanut butter adds flavor and nutrition to these oats. It also ensures they’re filling and satiating. As far as peanut butter goes, I recommend a peanut butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar. We love using one that is slow–roasted and lightly salted with plenty of flavor. Honey sweetens this granola. If you’d like to keep this vegan, try pure maple syrup or agave nectar instead. Vanilla and salt are flavor enhancers for this granola! Special Dark® Cocoa Powder contributes deep and intense chocolate flavor to this granola. I highly recommend using a Dutch-process cocoa powder as opposed to a plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch cocoa powder will work, but Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder is readily available at most grocery stores. Old-fashioned oats will give the best results; steel-cut oats will be too coarse and hard, and quick oats don’t add enough texture. Cocoa Krispies® cereal adds a fun crunch and additional chocolate flavor. If you prefer, plain Rice Krispies cereal can be used instead. Oat flour is simply pulverized oats (more on this in the “quick tip” box below). To add more nutrition to this No-Bake Chocolate Granola, try flaxseed or hemp hearts instead! Mini chocolate chips are the last bit of added chocolate. They add more flavor, texture, and pull everything together! QUICK TIP Oat flour is just regular old-fashioned oats we grind up in a blender until they look like flour. Nothing fancy here, so if you already have the old-fashioned oats for this no-bake granola you’ll have everything you need! Ways to enjoy this chocolate granola Straight out of the bowl — just like regular granola! Served over ice cream (or this frozen yogurt recipe) Over a bowl of yogurt with some fresh chopped berries Add to a parfait or açaí bowl Here are 14 other ways to enjoy it! More Easy Snack Recipes No-Bake Breakfast Cookies with a chocolate drizzle Banana Bread With Greek Yogurt and other nutritious ingredients Soft-Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with dark chocolate Chewy Granola Bars with M&M’s and chocolate chips Banana Bites two unique recipes! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. No-Bake Chocolate Granola 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe No-Bake Chocolate Granola: an easy-to-make nutritious snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and doesn't require the oven! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe No-Bake Chocolate Granola 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe No-Bake Chocolate Granola: an easy-to-make nutritious snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and doesn't require the oven! Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword no bake chocolate granola Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 8 servings Calories 395kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1/2 cup (125g) creamy peanut butter3 tablespoons (65g) honey1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt3 tablespoons (16g) Dutch-process cocoa powder Note 11 cup (100g) old-fashioned oats2/3 cup (36g) Cocoa Krispies (or Rice Krispies)2 tablespoons (14g) oat flour (regular oats that have been blended) Note 21/2 cup (85g) mini chocolate chips InstructionsWARM PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY: In a small microwave-safe bowl combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir until smooth. ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Add in all the other ingredients and mix until combined. It's thick and messy at first, but just keep stirring until a good consistency is formed--you may need to lightly knead the mixture with your hands and then crumble to form granola crumbles. Enjoy!STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in a dry, cool place for up to a week. We do like it best within 1-2 days. Recipe NotesNote 1: I highly recommend using a Dutch-process cocoa powder as opposed to a plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch cocoa powder will work, but Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder is readily available at most grocery stores. Note 2: Oat flour is just regular oats that you blend or put in a food processor and pulse until they are a flour consistency. Measure the oat flour AFTER blending. Note 3: This recipe yields 2 cups. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 6mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.