Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars

Delicious & healthy homemade granola bars made with peanut butter, goji berries, pepitas, pistachios, and a little chocolate. Gluten-free and easy to make!

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars

Happy New Year!

Today I’m guest posting over at Better Homes and Gardens’ Dish Delish Blog. These granola bars were inspired by their recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bars, which reminded me of the ones my mom used to pack into my school lunch everyday. I might not have that Barbie and the Rockers lunchbox anymore, but I thought it would be fun to recreate this favorite afternoon treat in a healthier way.

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemons

My version is packed with goji berries, chia seeds, pistachios, pepitas, (and of course, chocolate)…

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars

These are so quick & easy to make. Click over to the BHG Dish Delish Blog for the recipe details!

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  1. June Burns
    01.02.2015

    What pretty little bars! Love the contrasting colors of the goji berries and the chips and the pepitas… 🙂

  2. Carrie
    01.02.2015

    I can’t find the recipe?? When you click recipe you just get the article.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      01.02.2015

      Hi Carrie, it’s written within the post (sorry, it’s a little confusing): It’s this recipe http://www.bhg.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-granola-bar/

      with these changes that I made:
      – maple syrup instead of corn syrup
      – coconut oil instead of butter
      – 1/4 cup each of pistachios, pepitas, and goji berries in place of the broken pretzel sticks.

      make them vegan by subbing maple syrup for the honey, and gf by using ground flax seed instead of the wheat germ.

      • Carrie
        01.02.2015

        Thank you!! They look delicious and I have goji berries at home 🙂

      • nicole
        04.20.2017

        can you confirm this is the correct recipe? also, what can be substituted for wheat germ? its just not an ingredient i cook with…ever. thanks!
        • Nonstick cooking spray
        • 1 cup regular rolled oats
        • 1/4 cup maple syrup
        • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter or cashew butter)
        • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
        • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
        • 2 tablespoons honey
        • 1 tablespoon vanilla
        • 1/2 teaspoon salt
        • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
        • 1/4 cup pistachios
        • ¼ cup pepitas
        • ¼ cup goji berries
        • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
        • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
        • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  3. Zoey from neveradullplate.com
    01.02.2015

    These look sooo delicious! I am saving this recipe. Thank you!

  4. Lauren
    01.02.2015

    Jeanine, is there a way you would recommend to make this if you are allergic to peanut butter?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      01.02.2015

      Hi Lauren, I’m thinking almond butter would work just as well.

  5. These look delicious! Perfect as a healthy and yummy snack!

  6. What a great snack bar. Love the combination of goji and chocolate, and I would be happy to have this in my lunch box any day!

  7. These look delicious! Happy New Year, Jeanine! Looking forward to lots of yummy things in 2015!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      01.03.2015

      thanks Liz, happy new year to you too 🙂

  8. I would have never thought of this combo but these granola bars sound delish! You honestly had me at goji berries because I really like goji berries! Haha! By the way, I love the name Love & Lemons (not just because I love lemons hehe!)

    – xx Val xx
    http://www.officialvalbarnes.tumblr.com

  9. Amy from foodfitnfun.com
    01.08.2015

    I will make this over the weekend for my daughters school snack…can’t wait to give them something healthy and homemade as we work toward a healthier more home cooked household this year! I love the pictures!

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