No Bake, Super Easy Granola Bars
Toddler Friendly, no-bake, gluten-free granola bars made with oats, almonds, peanut butter and chocolate chips
Servings Prep Time
16Slices 20Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
0Mins 1Hour
Servings Prep Time
16Slices 20Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
0Mins 1Hour
  • 1 3/4Cups Quick Cook Oats(Or regular oats you have whizzed in the blender)
  • 1Cup Thinly Sliced AlmondsYou can substitute with Sliced Trail Mix and Dried Fruit
  • 2/3Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1Cup Unsalted Peanut ButterOr you can use Almond Butter
  • 1/2Cup Honey
  • 1 1/2Teaspooms Vanilla Extract
  1. Line an 8 to 9-inch square baking tray with two runs of criss-crossed parchment paper, cut to size. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl – measure out the nut butter. Top with ½ cup honey and the vanilla extract. Whisk until well blended. If you are struggling to mix, you can gently warm the liquid mixture on the hob or in the microwave, but make sure it’s cool before you pour it into the dry mixture or your chocolate chips will melt.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Use a big spoon to mix them together until the two are evenly combined and no dry oats remain. The drier the mixture, the more firm the bars will be, so stir in extra oats if it seems wet.
  4. Spoon out the mixture to the prepared baking tray. Use your spoon to arrange the mixture fairly evenly and then use the bottom of a flat, round surface (like a jam jar) to pack the mixture down as firmly and evenly as possible.
  5. Cover the baker and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight. Use a sharp knife to slice the bars. For portability, you can wrap individual bars in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Bars keep well for a couple of days at room temperature, so keep what you need out and freeze the rest!
Recipe Notes

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Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction and Smitten Kitchen.
MAKE IT DAIRY FREE: Use dairy-free chocolate chips.

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats.

MAKE IT VEGAN: Swop out the honey for maple syrup and use dairy-free chocolate chips.