Two Peas and Their Pod

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

I am in Park City, Utah at the EVO Conference. The conference is at the Canyons resort and it is gorgeous! We live in Utah, but sometimes I forget how lucky we are to be surrounded by such beauty. Yesterday, I went hiking with Aggie and Lisa and we had so much fun. Today the conference agenda is packed full. I am excited to learn! It should be a fun filled weekend.

I recently made these Peanut Butter Granola Balls and they are one of my new favorite snacks. They are easy to make and only take a few ingredients-which you probably already have in your pantry.

To make the Peanut Butter Granola Balls you will need: oats, crisp rice cereal, honey, peanut butter, butter, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips.

First, you melt the butter, peanut butter, and honey together in a medium saucepan.

Next, stir in the oats, crisp rice cereal, and dried cranberries. Let cool for about 2 minutes and then stir in the chocolate chips. Form the granola into little granola balls. I placed them in little paper cups, but if you don’t have the cups you can just place them on wax paper. Chill the granola balls for about 15 minutes and enjoy!

These Peanut Butter Granola Balls make a great snack or sweet little treat. I have a sweet tooth and the chocolate chips and dried cranberries are the perfect answer for my sweet cravings. I also love that these are so easy to make. Get the kids to help you with this recipe. Peanut Butter Granola Balls are fun for both kids and adults!

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Yield: 24 granola balls


1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, and butter. Stir until melted and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cereal, oats, and dried cranberries. Let the mixture cool for about two minutes and stir in the chocolate chips.

2. Drop mixture by the tablespoon into mini paper cupcake or candy liners. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.

Recipe from Martha Stewart

If you like these Peanut Butter Granola Balls, you might also like:

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Elvis Granola from Eat, Live, Run
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod

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87 Responses to “Peanut Butter Granola Balls”

  1. Maria what a perfect recipe…they look soooo good! And easy,nobake, even better!

    I saw a pic of you at Evo/Helene’s workshop on another blog and you look adorable!!! Your belly was sooo cute! :)

    I am headed to Mexico City with Penny de los Santos in….two hours! Or I would have been at Evo. I want to meet you one day!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 8th, 2011 @ 8:54 am

      Thanks! Have fun at your workshop!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 8, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    Great idea to have these on hand for snacking! Have fun at the conference.

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 8, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    These would be the perfect breakfast and snack today! Love!!

  4. I love this. What a great little snack to pack in the kids lunches. Yum!

  5. Anne P — July 8, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    Thanks for the link love! I hope you have a blast at EVO – wish I were there, too! :)

  6. Jenny Flake — July 8, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    What perfect little balls of goodness! Great looking recipe! Have so much fun this weekend!

  7. Cait's Plate — July 8, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    What! These look awesome! I’m pretty sure anything peanut butter and chocolate will have me hooked, but add granola and it’s completely irresistible!

  8. Great snack!

  9. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 8, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    Yum!! I think I’m going to try these with raisins (alas, no dried cranberries in my pantry right now) and see how they turn out. I feel like this is a good mix and swap recipe! :)

  10. DessertForTwo — July 8, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    What a great no-bake snack idea! Thanks :)

  11. Sues — July 8, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. And these look like the perfect snack!

  12. Looks like the perfect bite sized snack!

  13. Love it! I need easy, portable (and healthy) snacks these days. This is perfect!

  14. Natanya @ Fete & Feast — July 8, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I love these as an alternative to store-bought options because I know what is in them. The small size is also great for portion control. So fun and kid-friendly.

  15. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — July 8, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    I love home made granola bars and such. These look delicious! I love that you used only honey for sweetness.

  16. Esi — July 8, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Perfect for a grab and go breakfast.

  17. Sara — July 8, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Mmm, these sound like a perfect afternoon snack!

  18. Blog is the New BLack — July 8, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    Love that these are little ball/bites! :)

  19. Amanda — July 8, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I am SOOOOOO making these!! I LOVE the addition of the crispy treats… what a fab recipe!!! You pretty much can do no wrong in my eyes you know. :)

  20. Heidi @ Food Doodles — July 8, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Yummy :) I love making similar things but with different things in place of the rice cereal, although that sounds good – I love the crispiness :)

  21. Peanut butter + granola? I’m SOLD!

  22. We’ve really cut back on purchasing sweets (especially since I’ve been baking), so these are perfect! Can’t wait to try them.
    Enjoy the conference!

  23. Katrina — July 8, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Love these! They would be perfect for a hike. Yum!

  24. Urban Wife — July 8, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Delicious! I love how sometimes the simplest combination of ingredients make the tastiest snacks. :)

  25. These look fabulous! Definitely going to try them this weekend! What a great idea to make them in paper cups! :)

  26. Joanne — July 8, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Mmm! They’re like PB+J’s in granola ball form!

  27. These look like the PERFECT snack! Peanut butter is the best!

  28. This looks like the perfect on the go snack! Anything with pb rocks :)

  29. Erica — July 8, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    So cute! What a great idea. I’m jealous of the conference. AND that you get to hang out with Aggie & Lisa. Hope you ladies are having fun

  30. Kristel T.M. — July 8, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I might have all those ingredients in my pantry and I don’t get to say that very often! These would be great at work for when that afternoon sweet tooth craving happens.

  31. laura — July 8, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    these look so good! i love your dried cranberries and chocolate chips in their little tart pan.

  32. Becky at Vintage Mixer — July 8, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    yum!! These look like a super fun snack for a trip or for camping!

  33. marla — July 8, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Wish I had these for snacks at evo :) Love spending time with you here.

  34. Amy F. — July 8, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    I’m making these right now! What a great treat. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  35. Alice Marsh — July 8, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Maria and Josh–Do they sound and look delicious and healthy too! I’m currently ready to make the Strawberry Basil Sorbet! Thanks for your constant ideas! Alice

    • Two Peas replied: — July 10th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

      Thanks Alice! Enjoy the sorbet. Let’s get together soon!

  36. susan — July 8, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    i love Utah and it has been way too long since I have visited. my kids would love these

  37. I love this! And yes, you are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I miss that area sooooooooooooo much! I’m really working my way to come back-little hints to the hubs here and there. :)

  38. My mouth is now watering. I love getting to spend time with you this weekend in Utah at Evo. Josh is awesome btw.. :)

  39. Lenore — July 9, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Yum! These look like such a good snack to bring in the car or for a quick breakfast on the run!

  40. Kerstin — July 9, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    What yummy little treats! Hope you have fun at the conference!

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