Josephine's No-Bake Granola Bars Recipe -
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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  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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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 55 mins

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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. :-(


12 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!

Mar 20, 2014

Easy to make and they taste good too. And the recipe is easily modified. I don't like coconut so I left it out and I didn't have any rice crispy cereal so I used corn flakes instead. I added almonds to th dry ingredients and a little maple syrup to the brown sugar/honey mixture. I liked them so much I made a second batch and added some dark chocolate. When mixing the wet and dry ingredients I started out using a spatula but moved using my hands to finish combining them.

Mar 14, 2014

OMG!! These were so frickin good! I used plain Cheerios in place of the rice cereal and a mixture of chopped walnuts, pecans and peanuts in place of the sunflower seeds, left out the coconut since I didn't have any and they came out perfectly. At first it seemed like the mixture was not going to hold together as it was a bit crumbly, but once I PRESSED it in the pan and let it set for 15 minutes it came out to be a perfecly held-together granola bar. I love the fact that these are no-bake and ready within a matter of minutes to be eaten. Awesome recipe!!

Oct 05, 2013

These were AWESOME!!! I added almonds and dry cranberries instead of raisins. That's what I had on hand. Also, sprinkled a tab bit of ground flax seed on top with a few sesame seeds. Hub loved them...I will definitely make these again. Thanks cowgirl40


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  • 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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