No-Bake Granola Bars That Are a Breeze to Make!

Granola Bars
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Let’s dive into the world of effortless snacking with our no-bake granola bars—the snack that’s here to make your life simpler and your taste buds sing. These bars are so ridiculously easy to make that you’ll wonder why you ever bought pre-packaged ones.


  • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup of nut butter (peanut, almond, or your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite mix-ins (chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, or a combination)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats and your choice of nut butter. This creamy-nutty duo forms the base of your granola bars.
  2. Add in the honey or maple syrup, along with the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. This is where the sweetness and flavor party begins.
  3. Now, let your creativity run wild! Stir in your favorite mix-ins. You can choose from chocolate chips for that indulgent touch, dried fruits for a chewy bite, nuts for a delightful crunch, seeds for added nutrition, or a combination of these. The possibilities are endless!
  4. Mix everything until the ingredients are well incorporated and the mixture sticks together when pressed. You want it to be cohesive but not too sticky.
  5. Line a baking pan or dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal. Transfer the mixture into the pan and press it down firmly with the back of a spoon or your hands. This ensures that your bars hold their shape.
  6. Place your soon-to-be granola bars in the fridge for a couple of hours, or until they’re firm and set. The chilling time allows the flavors to meld and the bars to hold together.
  7. Once your bars are nicely chilled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift them out of the pan. Place them on a cutting board and slice them into your desired bar sizes.

Storage Trick:

Store your no-bake granola bars in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature, depending on your preference. They’ll stay fresh for up to a week, although they’re usually devoured long before then!