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No-Bake Granola Bars

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Ingredients for no-bake granola bars in a bowl

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

0 minutes

Yield

8

Did you know that most of the granola bars you buy in the grocery store are not actually good for you? They are often loaded with sugar, sodium, and/or ingredients you can’t even pronounce. However, we all know granola bars are such an easy snack. That’s why I created these no-bake granola bars to help you out!

Hand holding no-bake granola bars

Why you’ll love these no-bake granola bars: 

  • No-Bake: Just like in the name, you don’t even have to bake these. So easy!
  • Quick: Have them ready in 10-minutes aka in a shorter time then it would take you to drive to the grocery store 
  • Healthy: You can pronounce everything that goes into these. They’re so good for you! 

Ingredients for no-bake granola bars

Ingredient Notes: 

Honey: I know, these aren’t vegan if they have honey. So if you want a vegan version, just simply swap the honey for maple syrup. Voila!

Flaxseeds: Loaded with nutrients, flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids, rich in fiber, and so good for your body. Throw them into smoothies, sprinkle on salads, or add to baking. 

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain quercetin, which is an antioxidant that helps your body against developing several health conditions. They are also high in fiber! 

Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are a great source of magnesium and can help with maintaining both your cholesterol and blood pressure. 

Ingredients for no-bake granola bars in a bowl

How to make no-bake granola bars: 

  1. Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared pan and press down.
  4. Set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. 
  5. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Enjoy!!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for 1 – 2 months. HOT TIP- you can individually wrap the granola bars in plastic wrap to make it easy to grab and go!

Chocolate Chips: We used a combo of white, dark, and butterscotch chips! Have fun and use your favorite chocolate chips or chocolate bar!

Peanut Butter: Use ANY nut butter OR combo of nuts/trail mix that you want. Again, you get to customize it! Try using almond butter, coconut flakes, and dried cranberries – this is a combo that Tori loves! 

How do I make this vegan? To make this completely vegan, be sure to use maple syrup in the place of honey and dairy-free chocolate chips!

Tip for Cutting: Cut these into whatever sized pieces you would like, or make them into energy bites!

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No-Bake Granola Bars

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Combine
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian,Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A simple, and healthier alternative to granola bars. This no-bake granola bars recipe will be your new go-to snack that can be made in 10-minutes.


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups cooking OR rolled oats

¾ cup + 2 tbsp peanut butter

½ cup mixed nuts OR trail mix

¼ cup honey

2 tbsp coconut oil (softened)

1 tbsp flaxseeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp vanilla

½ tsp salt

½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (your choice!)


Instructions

Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and set it aside.

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine.

Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared pan and press down.

Set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. 

Cut into 8 equal pieces. Enjoy!!

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Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for 1 – 2 months. HOT TIP- you can individually wrap the granola bars in plastic wrap to make it easy to grab and go!

We used a combo of white, dark, and butterscotch chips! Have fun and use your favorite chocolate chips or chocolate bar!

Use ANY nut butter OR combo of nuts/trail mix that you want. Again, you get to customize it! Try using almond butter, coconut flakes, and dried cranberries – this is a combo that Tori loves! 

To make this completely vegan, be sure to use maple syrup in the place of honey and dairy-free chocolate chips!

Cut these into whatever sized pieces you would like, or make them into energy bites!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 11.9g
  • Sodium: 104.6mg
  • Fat: 21.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.8g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Protein: 10.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: recipe, peanut, butter, homemade, healthy

Amber

This is a great recipe! It’s so easy to switch out ingredients for your personal taste!

Maria Koutsogiannis

That’s exactly it!! 🙂 thank you

Andrea

Great basic recipe! You can add whatever you want. Chocolate or white chips, raisins or cranberries. Any nuts! So flexible and delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

That’s exactly it! This is just a base, even switch up the nut butters OR drizzle melted chocolate on top 🙂

Spencer

I followed the recipe almost to the t, except I used less honey, and oh damn!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Add to your preference always! That’s great to hear Spencer 🙂

Beth D

What a great recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you Beth!!

Becky

I’m going to always keep these on hand – they are the first small item that actually satisfies my hunger, cravings, and desires!

Maria Koutsogiannis

That’s perfect Becky! Great idea!

Fji

I have made this recipe many times. I am afraid to let the supply in the jar run dry- I’m obsessed!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Lol! That’s amazing!!

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