Published Mar 3rd
Prep 10m Cook - Additional 1h Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 12 bars Calories 405.4

Great quick and easy granola bar recipe that kids can make. Perfect to throw in lunches or in your purse for travel. You can also add 1/4 cup wheat germ without changing the consistency. Change up the dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate for different flavors. I generally keep the bars in the refrigerator until I am ready to eat them, but these keep well to take to work or school.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups chunky natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir oats, peanut butter, flaxseed, honey, cranberries, chocolate chips, and almonds together in a bowl; press into a 9x11-inch baking dish, using the back of a spatula to press into a flat layer.
  2. 2 Refrigerate mixture at least 1 hour.
  3. 3 Cut into 12 bars and wrap each individually in plastic wrap for storage.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 405.4
  • Carbohydrate 46.3 g
  • Fat 21.7 g
  • Fiber 6.7 g
  • Protein 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Sodium 108.8 mg
  • Sugar 28.2 g


  1. i was looking for something healthy for the kids to snack on instead of chips and junk..i have to say the first time i made these they disappeared before i had the chance to sample them..so the next time made them i doubled the recipe..and again..the y disappeared before i got to sample them..lol..ive been - Read more ...
  2. I found this to have way too much peanut butter and honey. Those flavors overpower everything else I put in this recipe. I added slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, choc chips, and dried apricots. I will use this as a base for my no bake bars but will either add more oats or scale back the - Read more ...
  3. I added salted, sunflower seeds, rough chopped some bulk almonds, and threw in raisins. Melted the peanut butter and honey as previous reviewers suggested. Great tip that made mixing easier. I seriously will never buy another granola bar because nothing will ever equate to this healthy flavourful snack. Thanks for the recipe!
  4. This is the perfect "basic", no-bake, whole-food granola bar recipe I've tried! It's great as is, but it's also easy to add/change depending on your preferences! I also love that these do not have to be baked. Easy and quick to prepare and, most of all, yummy! My family loves them. Tonight I made a - Read more ...
  5. I loved this recipe! I used 1/4 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup maple syrup instead of the honey. I cut the peanut butter back to 1 cup & softened it in the microwave for easier mixing. My family loves these, great to go breakfast for our kids before school or as an after school - Read more ...
  6. One word...Amazing. So easy and fast to make. I made sure to mix the peanut butter, honey and flax really well before adding the other stuff. It's hard to mix, I had to use a large, metal spoon and really go at it. Bare hands would be easiest, like with meatloaf. I pressed the mixture - Read more ...
  7. I no longer buy store bought granola bars because of all of the additives, so I've been experimenting with homemade granola bar recipes. This one was really good! I just made them tonight and they came together easy. My modifications: added 1 T. cinnamon, pinch of salt (to bring out the sweet flavors), and 1 - Read more ...
  8. My Family liked these granola bars, but I cut the bars into 36 servings. It has quite a bit of peanut butter,so my family preferred the smaller servings.
  9. I did not have almonds on hand, I had peanuts so I made a quick switch out. I did run the peanuts through my mini food processor for a rough chop before folding it into the other ingredients. I also used Jif extra crunchy peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. This - Read more ...

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