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No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Cups Are Perfect For Busy Mornings

They'll also make the perfect snacks in kids' lunches!

Sitting down to an elaborate breakfast complete with orange juice and coffee is for the weekends! On a busy weekday, you’re looking to get out of the door as soon as possible — and hoping you have a chance to scarf down your breakfast in the car.

But that car food doesn’t have to be a half-warm toaster strudel that you quickly grabbed on your way out the door. With a little prep work the night before, you can have something delicious that will actually provide you with some fuel for the day ahead.

Introducing: no-bake peanut butter granola cups.

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Not only are these bite-sized breakfasts perfect for a busy adult on the go, but they’ll also make the perfect snacks for kids’ lunches, after-school treats or 3 p.m. pick-me-ups at the office.

You have the blogger behind Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts to thank for this versatile recipe.

In order to make these treats, you’ll first need a cupcake pan to give the cups their shape. Then, make sure you’ve got granola, peanuts, honey and peanut butter on hand. These ingredients will create the peanut buttery, crunchy base for your new favorite breakfast.

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Once the ingredients are mixed together well, you’ll press the mixture down firmly into the cupcake cups. Leave a dent in the center of each one to create a little room for the filling.

Pop the pan into the freezer for a few minutes. Once they’re firm, add melted peanut butter and chocolate into the dents you created earlier and freeze again until set.

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Pretty soon, you’ll have the most adorable little granola cups! And one batch makes 12 cups, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers to get you through the week ahead.

Check out how delicious these look:

Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

You can store the treat in the fridge or freezer until it’s time for you to rush out the door, taking your yummy portable breakfast with you.

And if you’d like to skip the step of melting the chocolate, you can also try this version from blogger Jessica Gavin. It uses chocolate chips to complement the peanut butter.

This way, you can combine everything all at once and enjoy once they’ve had time to set:

Jessica Gavin

These aren’t the only peanut butter based cups you can take on the go. If you love your peanut butter paired with fruit, why not try this  Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cup recipe from blogger SkinnyMs.?

This recipe is rich, tasty and, since it features nutritional ingredients like dark chocolate, bananas and peanut butter, filled with enough protein nd substance to fill you up.

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Making these requires just a few simple steps. You essentially just spoon melted chocolate into the bottom of a baking cup, and top with a slice of banana and a scoop of peanut butter mixed with coconut oil.

Finally, scoop a dollop of chocolate on top of the nugget. Easy, right? Plus, it only requires 20 minutes to freeze before they’re ready to eat.

You don’t have to limit your on-the-go peanut butter recipes to cup form too. These peanut butter energy bites are equally protein-packed and ideal for people who can’t seem to make time for breakfast.

Using just peanut butter, old-fashioned oats, flax seed, honey and chocolate chips, these are extremely easy to prepare. You just throw everything into a bowl, mix and roll them up!

Let them sit in the refrigerator for 15–30 minutes and you’re good to go. Thanks for the recipe, Chef Savvy!

Chef Savvy

Here’s to making every day easier and tastier!

Which one of these peanut butter-inspired recipes would you try?

Additional reporting by Simplemost staff.