Easy, No-Bake Granola Bars

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Today’s post comes to you courtesy of the lovely Jen P. You can also find Jen and her fabulous creations at The Urban Spindle.

S
nack time is a sacred event at our house. It seems like there are always rumbling tummies mid-afternoon, which leaves refrigerator and pantry doors swinging. Everyone under our roof will eat pretty much anything you put in front of them, so I try to choose healthy options.

One of my favorites lately has been our homemade granola bars. Quick, simple, and tasty, these may require a double batch. They always do at our house.

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Ingredients:

  • 1c old-fashioned oats (dry)
  • 1c toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2c peanut butter
  • 1/2c ground flaxseed
  • 1/3c honey
  • 1tsp vanilla

 

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Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until mixed well. If you want to make them into bars, spread the mixture into a square dish. I use a Pyrex container that’s about 8×10″.
  2. Let the bars chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  3. After they’re chilled, you can cut them into small bars and store in a baggie for a quick snack, or just cut them out as you need one. You can also chill the mixture first and then roll the chilled dough into balls.

For a fun twist, you could add raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips. These bars are chewy and filling, and are a big favorite around here. Store them in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy!

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About Jen P

Jen is a homemade popcorn connoisseur and Gilmore Girls fanatic who loves making magic with her sewing machine. She wishes she could be buried in Anthropologie paraphernalia most every day and thinks Fall can't start until the first Pumpkin Spiced Latte is consumed.