Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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Do you need a quick snack for your kids off to school? These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect snack for school when stored in Ziploc® brand Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs. With school starting around the corner, it is time for our family to prepare. Let’s be honest, we all need to be prepared whether we are in the school mode or not. It just makes life easier.

As my husband and I were sitting down to prepare our master schedule of recurring events this school year, it hit me that summer vacation really is almost over. So for the next week, I will be checking off school supply lists, going through clothes, cherishing the time I have left with my kiddos at home and precooking snacks.  With a crazy schedule like ours, I have to do all I can to be prepared now.


While I was at my local Smith’s picking up groceries, I bought my Ziploc® brand Storage, Freezer and Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs.


Right now they are running a promotion:  

  • 8/9 to 8/30: $0.50 off regular retail price on:
    • Ziploc® Sandwich Bag 40ct
    • Ziploc® Sandwich Bag 90ct
    • Ziploc® Snack Bag 90ct

I love the new bags, and that they are color-coded, so I don’t have to see the box to know which bag I am getting. I store my Ziploc® brand bags in the same drawer, so the colored tabs are a big plus for me.


I love sending homemade snacks with my kids to school. I like that they don’t have all the additives and can be made with more healthy options. My go-to school snack, and my kids’ personal favorite, is peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars. These are so tasty, gooey and simple to make.

I make them ahead of time and freeze them in Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs. The recipe is easily doubled and this way I am prepared with some in the freezer when I need them. We all know how busy we can get and having these in the freezer is the perfect way to be ahead of the game.

When you are ready to use them, just pull them out and place them in Ziploc® brand Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs. They are the perfect size for the granola bars and the Easy Open Tabs make them easy to grip and open.


What you need:

½ c. creamy peanut butter                               3 ½ c. old-fashioned oats

1/3 c. honey                                                          ½ c. packed brown sugar

1 egg                                                                       ¾ tsp. salt

2 T coconut oil                                                     1/3 c. peanut butter chips

1 tsp. vanilla extract                                            1/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips


Directions: Preheat Oven to 350°. DSC_0182

In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, honey, egg, oil, and vanilla until blended.  Combine the oats, brown sugar, and salt.


Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.


Add in the peanut butter and chocolate chips and combine.


Transfer to a 9×13 baking dish coated with cooking spray.


Press them into the pan evenly to cover the bottom. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are light brown. Let cool completely.


Slice them into 1×3 in pieces.


Place them in airtight Ziploc® brand Storage, Freezer or Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs depending on if you are storing, freezing or sending them off to school.

The Easy Open Tabs are easy to grip, especially with gooey fingers from these granola bars.

How do you get ready for back to school? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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