Homemade No Bake Granola Bars

A simple snack that doesn't require any baking. These no bake granola bars will make you side eye store bought ones from here on out.

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A few weeks ago baby girl had her first local tournament for traveling volleyball and I had to sign up to bring something.

The idea was a treat for the girls and families to have to snack on in between matches and at lunchtime.

If you know anything about traveling sports, you know, it lasts alllllll day long.  Snacks are essential.

I wanted something that was at least somewhat healthy but still a treat.

Granola bars!

The perfect marriage of somewhat healthy and all the way treat worthy.

So I took a stab at a granola bar recipe. And wouldn’t you know it, everyone loved it and said they couldn’t wait to have more.

This recipe was a very basic one because at least one of the girls had a nut allergy. But I forgot that it had peanut butter. *slaps forehead*

I had good intentions, I swear I did.

At any rate, those that could eat them did. And they loved them!

So for that reason, I am sharing them with you.

How do you make homemade no bake granola bars?

It’s actually pretty simple and doesn’t involve any cooking.

  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Melt peanut butter.
  • Mix together.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Mold.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Enjoy!

Pretty easy, right?

I include more details in the recipe below.

No Bake Granola Bars

No Bake Granola Bars

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A simple snack that doesn't require any baking. These No Bake granola bars will make you side eye store bought ones from here on out.


  • 1 1/2 cup oats, dry
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, semi sweet
  • 1/3 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Line a square baking dish (8x8 or 9x9) with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl combine dry ingredients with exception of chocolate chips - oats, cranberries, flaxseed.
  3. In a separate microwavable bowl, melt peanut butter in thirty-second increments. This minimizes the peanut butter overheating.
  4. Mix together combined dry ingredients and peanut butter.
  5. Check to make sure mixture is not too hot to avoid melting chocolate, and fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Mold mixture into baking dish.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let ingredients mold.
  8. Remove from fridge and remove from the dish using excess paper.
  9. On flat surface cut into bars or squares.
  10. Enjoy!


Can be cut into 8 bars or 9 squares.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 30gProtein: 11g

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How do you get no bake granola bars to stick together?

It's the honey, honey…lol

Melting the peanut butter and honey together is what helps these to stick together.

Got questions? Need help? Drop comments below and I'll help get you together!

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