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Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars {No Bake}

    The ultimate homemade snack bar, these no-bake Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are packed with protein, fiber and omega-3’s. Healthy, travel friendly and easy to make these are my go to snack.

    no bake quinoa bars

    Are you sick of the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo? Good. Because I can’t stop. Most recently, my three year old helped me turn my favorite ingredients into a healthy no-bake snack bar packed with quinoa, chia, and other superfoods.

    There is just something about the combination of creamy, salty peanut butter and rich, chocolate goodness that makes me happy. In fact, I could eat it morning, noon and night.

    No-Bake Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars - The lemon Bowl

    The best part about these Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars? They’re NO BAKE! That’s right friends, no need to turn on the oven. Which, if you’ve ever tried explaining to a three-year old that the granola bars need to cool for an hour before slicing, is a small blessing in and of itself.

    No forks required.

    no bake quinoa bars

    Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars {No Bake}

    4.16 stars average
    The ultimate homemade snack bar, these no-bake Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are packed with protein, fiber and omega-3’s. Healthy, travel friendly and easy to make these are my go to snack.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 16 bars


    • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
    • 1 cup oats (old fashioned or quick cooking)
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts
    • ½ cup chia seeds
    • ½ cup flax seed meal
    • cup creamy natural peanut butter (I like to use Skippy or JIF)
    • ½ cup honey
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup chocolate chips


    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread quinoa, oats, walnuts, chia and flax on a baking sheet then bake until slightly toasted and nutty, about 10 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, line an 8" x 11" baking dish with plastic wrap then spray plastic wrap with cooking spray; set aside.
    • In a small sauce pot, melt peanut butter and honey until smooth and creamy over medium heat. Remove from the heat once bubbles start to form around the edges – careful not to bring to a full boil. Whisk cinnamon, vanilla and salt into the peanut butter mixture. Mixture should be thin – the consistency of melted caramel sauce.
    • Place toasted quinoa and oat mixture into a large bowl then pour melted peanut butter sauce into the bowl. Using a rubber spatula, stir mixture until everything is evenly coated.
    • Let mixture cool slightly then stir in chocolate chips then spread mixture evenly into the prepared glass baking dish. Use spatula to press mixture firmly into the pan.
    • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, 2 hours or up to overnight.
    • To serve, slice into 16 bars.


    Bars must be cooled completely before slicing.
    For storage, I like to wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap then place in a resealable plastic bag for on-the-go snacking.
    Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids.


    Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 30.6gProtein: 7.7gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 3.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11.1gSodium: 87mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 13.9g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Love making my own bars! Quinoa and chia are one of my favorites, and as you said, I could have the peanut butter-chocolate combo at every hour of the day.

    2. I am a celiac and eat a lot of quinoa. Now I just need to track down some gf oats. Any suggestions for substitutes if I have trouble. ?the recipe sounds great.

    3. I just made granola with quinoa, chia, and peanut butter yesterday, so I’m totally feeling these right now!! And who could ever be sick of the peanut butter and chocolate combination??

    4. What do you think of making these with almond or sunflower seed butter instead? Do you think they’d lose some of the taste?

    5. See? This is exactly kind of healthy snacking I need to have around the house. It would keep me out of the unhealthy snacking food that is also around the house. Yay for healthy snacking!

    6. LOVE the sound of these granola bars! Love that they’re so easy and of course love that they involve chocolate! I made some quinoa granola bars for the first time last week and have been loving the flavor, so I’m definitely going to make these for my next batch of granola bars!

    7. Wow these look amazing! I wonder if they have a crunch/bite to them at all? That always seems to be what I grave when I am extra hungry. Can’t wait to try them!

    8. These look really yummy! Quick question for you: do you rinse the quinoa before toasting in the oven? Whenever I have made quinoa “the regular way” directions call for rinsing to remove the bitter coating. Just curious if that needs to be done for this recipe. Thanks!

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