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

4.6 from 79 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

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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)

4.6 from 79 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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Lara
Lara
2 years ago

Hi, could you list the calories, carb, sugars, etc somewhere in your recipes? That would help a lot!

Regina Weis
Regina Weis
2 years ago

Great bars I just switched I did 1/2 cup syrup (I used vitafiber ) and 1/4 brown sugar.I felt it holds better the bar and it makes it more chewy like store bought.
And coconut oil instead butter. Came out great!

Poojani Weerakkody
Poojani Weerakkody
1 year ago

Hi Ma’am, can I omit rice crisps? As it is a bit hard hard to find it in country.thanks

Lynn MC
Lynn MC
2 years ago

Love love love these bars! I have a 14 and 9 year old and they adore them. I’ve made them a handful of times, each with different “add ins”. Everything from cherry & choco, to apricot & cashew. They disappear quickly. I love knowing what my kids are eating and now they don’t like store bought in the least. 😉
Thank you!
Good luck with the new wee’n!

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Help tried first recipe no bake granola bar but just breaks into pieces

Sophia
Sophia
2 months ago

Hi Gemma
I’ll definitely be making these soon but I have 2 questions.
1.) Do I have to use rice crispies?
2.) In the recipient it says to use oats, but would I be able to substitute them for granola instead?
Thanks

Sonia TravagliniCeccolini
Sonia TravagliniCeccolini
3 months ago

I Just made the Peanutbutter and Jelly ones..but Added dates too. They are a big hit! Thanks Gemma👍😋😋😋

Julie M
Julie M
3 months ago

Have you tried toasting the oatmeal first for added flavor? It’s a tip learned from Alton Brown’s oatmeal cookies (he toasts the oatmeal, grinds half of it as a replacement for AP flour) – it really adds a lot to the flavor profile.

Joyce
Joyce
10 months ago

Good morning
Can you please tell me what the fat contents for these are. I have cholesterol concerns that I’m controlling with diet and would love a new snack item I can eat and enjoy.

Thank you

Guddu
Guddu
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, which grains and nuts would you consider as the best alternatives for rice crispy cereal?

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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