A Perfect Vegan Snack: No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Cups

Granola is the main ingredient of this recipe. It consists of nuts, oats, and a sweetener, such as sugar or honey. It can also contain grain, like rice, spices, dried fruits, nut butter, and seeds.  

Even though these foods are healthy, some brands can include chocolate, oils, and sugar syrups. Therefore, make sure you check the ingredients when buying granola from the markets and avoid buying ingredients that contain sugar or other sweeteners.  

Generally, granola contains protein, fiber, and healthy fats. The best thing is that it can be baked in granola bars. In this recipe, we will show you how to prepare granola cups with peanut butter and dark chocolate.  

No bake peanut butter granola cup recipe 

You will need these ingredients: 

  • A cup of chopped peanuts 
  • 3 tablespoons of natural almond butter or peanut butter 
  • 2 ½ cups of granola 
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey 

For the filling, you will need: 

  • A cup of natural peanut butter 

For the topping, you will need:  

  • A tablespoon of coconut oil 
  • 12 ounces of chopped dark chocolate 

Preparation method:

  • In a bowl, mix the chopped peanuts, granola, honey or maple syrup, and peanut butter. You can add a teaspoon of honey if the mixture is dry.  
  • Grease a pan and divide the mixture into twelve granola cups.  
  • Press the granola mixture against the bottom of the pan and make a dent in the center of the cups.  
  • Freeze the cups for 5 – 10 minutes until they get firm.  
  • In the center of the granola cups, add melted peanut butter for the filling.  
  • Freeze the cups again for 5 –1 0 minutes until the filling is firm.  
  • Melt the coconut oil and dark chocolate and mix them  
  • Add the melted chocolate on top of the granola cups.  
  • Freeze them until the chocolate is firm.  

 Sugar-free granola recipe

Here is another recipe if you want to prepare sugar-free granola:

You will need these ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of dried oats 
  • ½ cup of cashews 
  • ¼ cup of sliced almonds 
  • ¼ cup of sesame seeds 
  • A tablespoon of cinnamon 
  • ½ teaspoon of salt 
  • three egg whites 

Preparation method:

  • Preheat the oven to 225° F.  
  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, salt, cinnamon, and sesame seeds. 
  • In another bowl, mix the egg whites. 
  • Add the egg whites into the mixture. Stir it gently.  
  • Turn the mixture on a cookie sheet.  
  • Bake it for an hour. Stir it on every 20 minutes.
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