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No-Bake Granola Bars

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Ingredients for no-bake granola bars in a bowl

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

8

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.

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

5 from 16 votes
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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Servings 8
Calories 358 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prepare an 8x8 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!!

Video

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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: 8 | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 10.4g | Fat: 21.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 104.6mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 11.9g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Dixie Harlow

5 stars
There are so many other ideas you can do with this recipe, bars, balls, bases. Very unique and tasty!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Exactly! This is a great base recipe!! Customize it 🙂 so delicious!

Laynie

5 stars
These were delicious and so easy!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Amazing 🙂 !!

Beatrice

5 stars
Great recipe, I used agave instead of honey!!.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Perfect substitute! Thanks Beatrice !

Lila

5 stars
My family adored these granola bars- thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome!!

Janine

5 stars
I have been looking for something healthy for the kids to snack on instead of junk… I have to say the first time I made these they disappeared before I had the chance to try it myself, and every other time after I made them, again, gone!

Maria Koutsogiannis

That’s too funny and also amazing!! Make a super large batch next time and then place some in the freezer to keep safe 🙂

Zoe

5 stars
I no longer buy store-bought granola bars because of all of the additives, so I’ve been experimenting with homemade granola bar recipes. This one was really good- totally recommend it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you Zoe!! That’s wonderful!

Diane

5 stars
This is the perfect “basic”, no-bake, whole-food granola bar recipe I’ve ever made and tried!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Love it!!!

Winnie

5 stars
What nuts would you recommend, I know you’re saying a trail mix, but I prefer just a mono, what would you choose?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I would recommend peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds! All great choices and interchangeable. Toast the nuts beforehand to get an incredible flavour!

Quin

5 stars
One word…Amazing. So easy and fast to make. Really important to mix well so the ingredients don’t get stuck!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Exactly Quinn! You can even use freshly cleaned hands to give it a proper mix 🙂

Jor

Hi Maria..just made the blender banana oatmeal muffins with lots walnuts & they are delish..Thank you
For your no bake granola bar recipe, could organic ‘creamed’ honey i have on hand work well or is liquid honey better.. I thought of melting the creamed honey a tad?

Maria Koutsogiannis

hey!!! thank you so much! If you can please leave a starred review on the muffins hun! Yes, melt the creamed honey a bit and that should work perfectly!

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