Josephine's No-Bake Granola Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Josephine's No-Bake Granola Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Josephine's No-Bake Granola Bars

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"A quick and yummy way to start the morning. You probably have all the ingredients right in your pantry. You can use your imagination to add other dried fruits, sesame seed, or other nuts, wheat germ, etc. Maple syrup or light corn syrup can work as sweetener substitutes for the honey."

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Original recipe makes 12 bars Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Lightly grease an 8-inch glass baking dish.
  2. Bring brown sugar and honey to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir peanut butter and vanilla into the sugar mixture.
  3. Mix oats, rice cereal, raisins, coconut, and sunflower nuts in a large bowl; add peanut butter mixture and blend. Press mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Cool mixture completely before cutting into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2013

I was reading this recipe and it sounds great,, but why are we preheating oven in step 1 if these are not baked?

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2014

The principle was great, but this way FAR too sweet for my family's taste. I use natural PB without any sweeteners, and I still think even leaving out the brown sugar entirely would be plenty sweet enough. I'll try it again without the sugar, but as written, I think it's only just 'ok'. Sorry. :-(

 

15 Ratings

Jul 16, 2013

Great granola bar! I used light corn syrup instead of the honey and was very satisfied with the result. I also wanted to add chocolate chips to the bars but I didn't want them to melt when I stirred them into the hot mixture. Instead I mixed everything as the directions said and laid down a layer of granola, sprinkled chocolate chips on top, patted down another layer of granola, chips on top of that, and then a final layer of granola. makes a very thick and chewy granola bar, much better than those paper thin ones from other recipes.

 
Jan 17, 2014

This recipe is great! Why have I not tried making granola bars at home before this. It was so easy. I did change it up slightly, but that's the nice thing about this recipe, you could make it in many different varieties. I added an extra 1/2 cup of applesauce as well as 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds. Didn't have sunflower seeds, but used chopped peanuts once and walnuts another time. I used chocolate chips in place of the raisins once and used the raisins the second time. It was great both times. Kids and husband gobbled it up. You could easily add several Tbsp of brewers yeast and make these into yummy lactation bars!

 
Jul 30, 2013

I only used the first 6 ingredients. I actually used some southern style-Delta Cane flavor syrup(found in pantry, and needed to use up). I also chopped up about 1 cup of roasted almonds. These bars came out so good! Exactly what I was looking for and had the taste for. Great no-bake granola bar!

 
Jul 18, 2014

Hi, Rachelle, you could omit the peanut butter, but this recipe needs a "binder", something to hold it together, and the flavor would be altered. Play with it, and send back any results. Read your review Kristin, and your right, the pic. does not match the recipe, however, there are other pics. there, and one of them is mine. Please check it out.

 
Aug 20, 2014

I have tried this recipe twice now and it is very good! I omitted the sunflower seeds because I didnt have any but added a bit more coconut because i love coconut. One person commented something about preheating the oven in step 1? Must have been some other recipe they were reading or it has been corrected since the comment. They are soft and chewy and stay very well at room temperature in a sealed container.

 
Jul 16, 2014

Picture does not match recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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