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No Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Double Chocolate)

4.63 from 70 votes
Make my homemade No Bake Granola Bars recipe and you can make a variety of flavors including Nut Raisin, PB&J and Double Chocolate!
No Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Double Chocolate) . Full of great ingredients and perfect for snack time

Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s back to school time which might brighten some people’s days more than others (you know who I’m talking about). This week, I’m going to bring a little sunshine to everyone with my No-Bake Granola Bars recipe. They’re perfect for lunch boxes and snacks so you can take them to school or eat them anytime of day.

I’m showing you how to make one master granola bar recipe, and then how you can turn that recipe into multiple flavors. Did I mention they are No Bake, so anyone can make this recipe!

1. Nut & Raisin Granola Bars

A Nut & Raisin Granola Bar is normally what you buy down aisle 6 next to the cereal but no more. Homemade gives you better fuel for your family and your wallet.

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2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars

This PB&J is the bar you want for that fix of salty and sweet. It is a double whammy of protein and carbs and the perfect pick me up during the day.

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3. Double Chocolate Granola Bars

Don’t be fooled by the Chocolate, this bar is not without its benefits. Cocoa powder can lower high blood pressure, boost cognitive performance and provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium. I have prescribed myself one a day and I already feel better.

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These bars keep for a week after they are made. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter.

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No-Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Double Chocolate)

4.63 from 70 votes
Make my homemade No Bake Granola Bars recipe and you can make a variety of flavors including Nut Raisin, PB&J and Double Chocolate!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Make my homemade No Bake Granola Bars recipe and you can make a variety of flavors including Nut Raisin, PB&J and Double Chocolate!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (3oz/85g) oats (quick cooking or rolled oats)
  • 1 cup (11/2oz/43g) rice crispy cereal
  • ¼ cup (2oz/ 57g) butter
  • ¼ cup (2 ½oz/71g) honey ( agave, rice or maple syrup)
  • ½ cup (3oz /85g) brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • No-Bake Raisin Nut Granola bars
  • ¼ cup (3/4oz/21g) shredded coconut
  • cup (1½oz/43g) raisins, chopped
  • cup (1½oz/43g) almonds, toasted and chopped
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola bars
  • cup (21/2oz/71g) peanut butter
  • cup (1½oz/43g) chopped peanuts
  • 6 tablespoons Jam (strawberry, grape, raspberry)
  • No-Bake Double Chocolate Granola bars
  • 1/4 cup (1oz/28g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats and cereal.
  • In a medium microwavable bowl add in butter, honey and brown sugar. Microwave this mixture for 2 minutes. It will bubble up so make sure your bowl is big enough so it doesn’t overflow. You can also do this step in a saucepan if you don’t have a microwave.
  • Into the caramel, whisk in the vanilla and salt.
  • Pour the mixture over the oats and thoroughly stir using a rubber spatula. Mix the ingredients together until the oats are completely coated.
  • Add in your desired mix-in (look below). Then press very firmly into a small tray lined with parchment. (9″x 9” or smaller). If you like your bars thicker, you can use a smaller pan. If you do not press firmly enough, the bars will fall apart when you eat them. Place them in the fridge for 2-3 hours then cut to size.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter.
    No-Bake Nut & Raisin Granola bars
  • Stir the nuts, coconuts and raisins into the granola mix coating them well in the caramel. Press into the tray firmly so the bars hold together.
    No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola bars
  • Mix the peanut butter into the caramel when it comes out of the microwave. Stir the caramel and the toasted nuts into the dry ingredients. Press half of the granola bar mix into a tray.
  • Spread on the jam and then press the reserved granola mix on top. Press into the tray firmly so the bars hold together.
    No-Bake Double Chocolate Granola bars
  • Mix the cocoa powder into the caramel mix. Stir into the oats and rice along with the chocolate chips. Press into the tray firmly so the bars hold together.

 

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Jennifer
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Jennifer
12 days ago

Hi Gemma, thank you so much for the base recipe for these granola bars! I tried making granola bars before, just making it up as I went along, and it did not turn out very good. I mean they were tasty, they just didn’t hold together. Instead of using your suggested crispy rice cereal, to make it healthier, I used toasted quinoa. My add-ins were a mix of dark and semi-sweet chocolate chunks, cashews, and dried cranberries. I should have let the syrup mixture cool before I added it, because it melted the chocolate chips! That’s okay now it’ll just… Read more »

Shravya Gadekal
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Shravya Gadekal
1 month ago

Hey Gemma,
Your recipes are very easy yet delicious. It gives the confidence to try and bake new recipes. It’s very exciting. Thank you😄

Snehal Kankariya
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Snehal Kankariya
2 months ago

I made these granola bars.. I made my own flavor of chocolate peanut butter together coz I like it that way and I made another one with conocut and pecans.. it turned out really tasty.. chocolate ones set beautifully.. but the other flavor did not set.. can u give me a solution for this?

Judy Husslein
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Judy Husslein
2 months ago

Hi. So happy you are part of my life now.
My husband & I live off grid & eat healthy. I love using my microwave when ever I can.
Your No-Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin my favorite) are a big hit with us. Do you have the Nutrition Facts
on the three types

sasha
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sasha
3 months ago

What would happen if I used 3/4 cup of peanut butter instead of 1/4 of butter + 1/2 cup peanut butter?

Thank you!!

Diane Patrum
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Diane Patrum
4 months ago

Hi Gemma,

It all sounds yummy! Do you have the carb count for the raisin and nut granola bars? Thanks much. Diane

Gazala Siddiqi
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Gazala Siddiqi
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, what is the substitute of rice cereal

Pallz2503
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Pallz2503
6 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Firstly I would say I’m a big fan of yours. Your recipes are not only amazing but much easier and I love that.
I tried your no bame granola bars with exactly the same measures as mentioned but somehow my binding wasn’t good. It was falling apart a bit. Can you tell what could be improvised?
Thanks
Pallavi

Gwendalyn Magsino
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Gwendalyn Magsino
6 months ago

Hi Ms. Gemma, may I know the shelf life of your granola recipe please? ????

Susmita Sengupta
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Susmita Sengupta
7 months ago

Hey Gemma,
How are you? I watch your recipes and tried making red velvet cake it was awesome. Forgot to take photos. Sorry. So this time I made these granola bars. It is supper yummy and I have punched the nuts and raisins with the chocolate as I wanted both in my bars. Its delicious. Prosper and take care. Love

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