Peanut Butter Granola Balls

By Maria Lichty

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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!

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Peanut Butter Granola Balls

These easy peanut butter granola balls make a great snack or breakfast on the go!
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Thank you for the recipe. I’ve been looking for something just like this for a while now. I made a variation of these yesterday and they are just about gone already. Everyone loved them. 🙂

  2. I love the compact little size of these, perfect for traveling or a one bite pick me up 🙂 Have fun at the conference, wish I were there!

  3. Yum yum yum- love these little snacks. Perfect for kids. See, you’re gonna be a great mom!

  4. i can’t wait to make these! i have just a little bit of rice krispies leftover and now i know how i’ll use them! 🙂

  5. Sometimes I have a really hard time getting my 5 year old to eat her breakfast. She’s like me – she’s just not hungry in the morning. These little treats might be just the answer! I’m going to give them a try 🙂

  6. These are absolutely delicious! My husband and I made them last night for our small group and they are now at the top of our list for favorite snacks! 🙂

  7. These are awesome….an easy recipe for my 10 year old to make with little help from me. A great healthy snack. We’re making these for the 3rd time today….thanks for sharing! Love your blog!!

  8. Hi, I’ve had these on my list to make for a while. I am wondering, though… do you think it would work to ‘press’ this mixture into a pan to make more of a granola bar? They’re cute in the little candy liners, but I’m wanting to make them a little more transportable for lunches, etc.. (and I don’t normally have candy liners). 🙂 So.. if you were going to put these in a pan, would you do an 8×8, 9×13… do you think this would even work? Thanks for your help!!

    1. I haven’t tried them in a pan, but I am sure they would work. Try an 8 by 8 pan.

  9. I just made this and it is AMAZING. I added pecans and pressed it into a 8×8 pan and stuck it in the fridge to cool. YUMMMM! Thanks for a great recipe!

  10. We have a peanut allergy issue to deal with here. Do you think Roasted Almond Butter will be a good straight substitute or should I add/subtract some other ingredients?

  11. I would live to try these but I’m on weight watchers and I don’t see the nutrition info. Could you send it to me?

  12. These look perfect for my daughter’s lacrosse team travel games snack! Going to make them today as a test, but have a feeling these are going to be a hit! Thank you!

  13. Any ideas on what can be used instead of honey? Or do you think omitting the honey they’ll still be fine?

    1. The honey holds the balls together. I haven’t tried using any other sweetener or leaving it out.

  14. want to make these for a baby shower and wondered if you’ve made them ahead of time and stored them? How do they keep? and if so, what’s the best way to keep them fresh and tasty?

  15. I made these this week and they.are.awesome. I omitted the margarine as I am counting calories and these are SO good! My 6, 4, and 16 month old daughters loved them as well. Thanks for the great recipe, these will be made often!

  16. Even though my chocolate chips melted while I was scooping the mix into the little cupcake liners, they are absolutely delicious! Perfect texture.

  17. I made these for a road trip and they were consumed with rapidity and glee. I did not have rice krispies so I used cheerios, and I like variety so I tried it with chopped dried apricots and almonds (they were my favourite, and the only time I will ever say that something might be better without chocolate)
    THANK YOU for an awesome recipe that I will keep returning to.

  18. These pbgb are so good. I’ve made these two days in a row. Today I made them for a friend, and saved half of them for my family. I ended up eating all of ours myself. I think I’m going to make them again tomorrow but use coconut oil instead of butter. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. This is a perfect recipe for me to make today. My family was upset that I told them I would no longer be buying granola bars with all the preservatives and chemicals. This will be much tastier and better for them.

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