No Bake Granola Bars

I remember as a little girl coming home from school and looking in the pantry for snack.   Often times I would grab a Quaker Chewy Granola Bar.   The other day my little one was looking for a snack in the pantry and I wished we had some granola bars to munch on.   I got to searching online I found a few different recipes.  I liked what one had that other didn’t so I sort of made my own concoction.   So ladies and and gents I would like to introduce these No Bake Granola Bars.   They were a huge hit with me and my hubby and even little man liked his first tastes of granola bars.   These No Bake Granola Bars and exactly what they say.  They required no baking and I had them ready in 5 minutes and ready to eat in 15 minutes.


They remind me a lot of the no bake cookies, but I personally think these are so much better.   So move over No Bake Cookies there is a new No Bake Granola Bar in town!!  Since I made these last week I already made another batch for us to enjoy.


The great about these No Bake Granola Bar’s is you can make these bars as big or as small as you would like.   I know my little 1 year old will eat two to four bites and be done with it.  So I made some small bite size bites and some longer ones for me and the hubs to enjoy.   I wrapped mine up individually in plastic wrap for easy to grab access to toss into lunches or into the diaper bag.

No Bake Granola Bars
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  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1.5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • ½ cup Corn Syrup or Honey
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup mini M&M's optional
  1. In a mixing bowl add quick oats and rice krispies into a bowl. In a medium sized saucepan add corn syrup, peanut butter, brown sugar and butter together. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add in vanilla and remove from heat. Let cool for 3-5 minutes. Add sauce on top of cereal and mix until combined. Add mini chocolate chips and stir. Add mini M&M's on top and lightly press down. Once cooled cut into squares and wrap or seal in container.
Recipe makes about 12 bars.
I tried both corn syrup and honey and I personally like corn syrup better

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  1. I am on a quest for the perfect granola bar recipe, and these look awfully good!!
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  2. These Granola bars look really good. My kids would love them. I pinned it! Thanks for stopping by Saturday Dishes and linking up.
    Diane Roark
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  3. These look good. I plan to add this recipe to my summer snack foods arsenal. I don’t like to bake during the summer.
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  4. I like the M & Ms on the bars – the kids would get “fooled” into eating them and end up with 99% really healthy things hidden beneath the candy! Your recipe looks great. I like the no-mess way of packaging them for travel!
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  5. that looks just yummy!

  6. had to pin this!!!! thanks.

  7. Oh yes, these would be a huge hit at my house, too!
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  8. Those look good, and I actually have everything to make these already
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  9. These are perfect for my kiddos and they look like a breeze to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us :):)

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you share next week!
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  10. My kids would love these, especially with the m&ms on top!
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  11. Oh my! these look and sound fabulous! I love m&m’s….. I bet my kids would love these bars in their lunches….
    hugs x, Crystelle
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  12. Now THIS is a granola bar that I can get my daughter excited about! YUM!
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  13. I LOVE that these are no-bake….and they look absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them at Saturday Night Fever!!
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  14. Now that is a snack the kids are going to love. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

  15. Wonderful treats!
    Easy-to-make and they’d be a great hit with my family :)
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  16. Quick, easy, and tasty – sounds like a win to me!
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  17. These look so good! Pinned to my shared parenting board. These will be a great addition to our kiddo foods. My twins will love them and they look super easy. This time-strapped mom is always seeking quick shot recipes that pack a punch. Thanks for the great post!
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  18. Thanks so much for linking up with the Let’s Get Real party. We hope you’ll join us again on Friday.
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  19. These look so good – I love how quick they are and I’m with you on corn syrup in no-bake granola bars, it just makes them taste like those delicious Quaker bars :)
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  20. What size pan did you use? These look like just the thing for my grandsons.

    • Sorry I have been out of touch with internet. I just used a cookie sheet and lined it the parchment paper. This recipe doesn’t make an entire sheet more like a 1/4 but I like mine to be thicker. So depends on your thickness. Hope your grandson loves them

  21. Thank you for sharing at Tell Me About It Tuesday!
    We hope you hop over and check out your feature!
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  22. I love this idea for the kiddos’ lunch boxes this year!! Pinned!
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  23. I love my Pampered Chef Spatula set. I use the large 1 with all the rectangular spoon form with it when I create fudge for the holidays.


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