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. Amy from

    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!

  2. 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

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

    • jeanine

      thanks Liz, happy new year to you too 🙂

  4. 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!

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

  6. Lauren

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

    • jeanine

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

  7. Zoey from

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

  8. Carrie

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

    • jeanine

      Hi Carrie, it’s written within the post (sorry, it’s a little confusing): It’s this recipe

      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

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

      • nicole

        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

        • Jeanine Donofrio

          Hi Nicole, yes this is correct – I didn’t use the wheat germ either and these worked just fine. So sorry, I’m going to reformat this recipe so it’s not as hard to search for.

          You might also want to check this one out – it’s more recent and the ingredients are pretty similar:

  9. June Burns

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

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