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granola bar recipe in pan

The Best Healthy Granola Bar Recipe

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Chewy no bake healthy granola bar recipe made with nuts, coconut, dried fruit and whatever your heart desires!  Keep the ratio of 5 1/2 cups of dry ingredients to 1 3/4 cup wet ingredients for best results.



**Can ALL be adapted!**

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal (i.e. rice krispies)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown rice, corn or tapioca syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract


  1. Chop ½ cup of your choice of nuts and ½ cup of your choice of dried fruit.
  2. Pour 2 cups oats, 2 cups crisp rice cereal, ½ cup coconut and the nuts and fruits into a very large bowl.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients together.
  4. In a smaller microwaveable bowl, stir together ¾ cup creamy peanut butter ¼ cup dark brown sugar and ¾ cup syrup.
  5. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir, and then microwave another 1 minute.
  6. Stir in your 2 T honey and 1 tsp. of vanilla.
  7. Slowly pour the mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  8. Pour it all into your favorite 13×9 pan.
  9. Press it down hard with a flat spatula.
  10. Let them cool and then cut 12-16 bars out of the pan.
  11. Can be refrigerated, frozen or left on the counter.

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