Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

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Dana 3

"These granola bars are easy and delicious. They taste just like the store-bought chewy kind. My husband asks me to make these at least once a week!"
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1 h 15 m servings 119 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 25 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix rolled oats, steel-cut oats, rice cereal, dried fruit, and almonds together in a large bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add brown sugar, honey, and vanilla extract. Whisk until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour over oat mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Spread oat mixture into prepared baking dish. Press chocolate chips into top. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 48 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I thought these turned out fairly good. If you like Quaker oatmeal packaged granola bars you will like these. I left out the dried fruit, but think they would have been good with raisins. I used...

Most helpful critical review

These are good but definitely not a healthier version of the store bought we want to imitate with all the added sugar. You may as well buy the prepackaged ones. I don't use the sugars listed or...

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I thought these turned out fairly good. If you like Quaker oatmeal packaged granola bars you will like these. I left out the dried fruit, but think they would have been good with raisins. I used...

Dana these are soooooo good! the mixture did seem a little dry to me so i added a little maple syrup an it did the trick! I used what i had on hand nuts,dried cheeries,coconut and chocolate chi...

Very tasty! I used 1cup cashews instead of the fruit and almonds. I find they fall apart a bit (maybe I didn't cook the sugar long enough) but the flavor is great. Also, the chocolate chips e...

This hands down is the best granola bar recipe I have ever made. There are endless possibilities (chocolate chips and almonds, craisins and white chocolate chips, cinnamon and raisin... you name...

This is my 2nd time making these, and they are delicious!! This is a wonderful base recipe that goes together super quick, and is chewy & delicious. First version I made, I added a mashed up b...

I've found this on several blogs lately and it's our go to recipe for quick and easy granola bars. I have found we like 1/4-1/3 cup brown sugar to be better, as they are too sweet otherwise. Als...

Hi - While I loved bulk of this recipe, I also had the problem of the bars just not sticking together. They will turn into granola when you try to cut them. So, I used brown rice syrup in place...

We have loved this recipe! As is, it is great! (I do double the recipe to make the bars thicker in my 9x13 pan.) To adjust to our tastes, I've made the following changes to Dana's recipe. (An...

I make these often. I have found that mixing the 2 oats and the nuts together and toasting them for 10-15 minutes in a 350*F oven gives them a nice toasty taste. I also sometimes substitute 1/2 ...

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