Adventure Granola Bar Recipe

Adventure Granola Bars

By Josephine Smith, age 15 

This delicious, simple, and protein-packed granola bar is great to bring on all your adventures or as a healthy snack.  



3 cups rolled oats (use old fashion oats or gluten-free to make bars gluten-free) 

¾ cups creamy, natural peanut butter 

1/3 maple syrup (you can substitute with honey) 

½ cup chocolate chips (use dark chocolate for a healthier option) 

2 eggs 

Optional add-ins: Walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, almonds, and more. 

(For an extra protein boost, reduce oats by ½ cup and add ½ cup unflavored, vanilla, or chocolate protein powder.) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 

  1. Mix all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Stir well. 

  1. Place parchment paper in a 9×9 pan (or just simply grease). Dump mixture into pan and evenly spread. (Sprinkle extra nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, or more over the top now if desired.) 

  1. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until the center is baked through. 

  1. Let cool.  

  1. Once fully cool, cut into desired-sized bars. 

  1. Store in bags, ready for your next adventure, or freeze for long-lasting storage.  



They tasted good and were great to pack for adventures. - age 12, Tytus

Delicious! We will be using this often! I look forward to trying dried cranberries in them, too. - age 48, Sheri