No-Bake Chocolate Lover’s Granola

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No bake chocolate granola. An easy, on-the-go snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! The ultimate BEST EVER no baking required chocolate granola! An easy healthy snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! via chelseasmessyapron.com #chocolate #granola #easy #quick #snack #healthy #kidfriendly #nobake

Years ago while I was in college, I was trying to make 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 up ingredients into a bag and set it out on the counter. It was eaten in less than two days — either handfuls grabbed and eaten or thrown in smoothies/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 (one of her favorite snacks) and she told me I had to share it here ๐Ÿ™‚

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 sometimes take up to 2 hours depending on the recipe).
  • Third, it’s different. It’s got those same ingredients you know and love in regular granola, but the texture is different and overall it makes for a fun snack.
  • And fourth, when it’s burning hot outside, you can still have granola without turning on the oven and heating up your house!

I know it’s a bit odd, but I hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

The ultimate BEST EVER no baking required chocolate granola! An easy healthy snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! via chelseasmessyapron.com #chocolate #granola #easy #quick #snack #healthy #kidfriendly #nobake

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Healthy Banana Bread

 

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No Bake Chocolate Granola

5 from 2 votes
No baking required chocolate granola. An easy, on-the-go snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!
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No Bake Chocolate Granola

5 from 2 votes
No baking required chocolate granola. An easy, on-the-go snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 139kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup cocoa krispies (or sub rice krispies)
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour (regular oats that have been blended)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate for a healthier granola)

Instructions

  • In a small microwave safe bowl combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder. In another bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, cocoa or rice krispies, and oat flour. 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.
  • Pour the peanut butter and honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until combined. Keep stirring until a granola consistency is formed. You may have to lightly knead the mixture a minute with your hands.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 139kcal

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  1. This granola looks perfect, Chelsea! I always end up burning my granola, too. I’ve tried making different kinds and have only made one that turned out good. I am so loving this no-bake version! Perfect for my granola baking, challenged self! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

  2. This is my kind of granola right here. Love all that chocolaty goodness and the cute cherry on top! Love all the healthy things you packed in this too. I’ve never made homemade granola for some reason, but I’m totally going to change that soon. Love this, Chelsea! Pinned! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is perfection, Chelsea! I’m loving the fact that this is no-bake, not only because turning on the oven is insanity around this time of the year, but because I can’t even tell you how many batches of granola I’ve ended up burning either… And that time I thought it would be a good idea to BAKE raisins? Yeaaaah. Crispy raisin turds aren’t high up there on my list of favourite granola add-ins. Chocolate definitely is, though. Pinned! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. This no-bake granola sounds like my new BFF. Love that I don’t have to turn on the oven to make my favorite breakfast/snack. And with all that chocolate? Win-win! It looks amazing!

  5. Chelsea, love this no bake granola!!! This is the kind of snack I love for road trips and just munching on at home! I am driving to two cities next week so I might have to make this granola to take with me! love this!

  6. Oooh no bake granola! I’ve never made that but I love the thought of it! And you didn’t lie – this is for chocolate lovers!! And you know that I am a chocolate lover so this is the perfect granola for me!!

  7. Gorgeous photos Chelsea. I’ve only just started making my own granola and can’t believe how simple it is. I’ll definitely have to mix it up a little and give your no bake version a try next batch I make.

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