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No Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Double Chocolate) . Full of great ingredients and perfect for snack time
No-Bake Granola Bars (Nut & Raisin, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Double Chocolate)
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Gemma Stafford
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
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats and cereal.
  2. 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.
  3. Into the caramel, whisk in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour the mixture over the oats and thoroughly stir using a rubber spatula. Mix the ingredients together until the oats are completely coated.
  5. 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.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter.
    No-Bake Nut & Raisin Granola bars
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.