If you are looking for no bake recipes, you will love this no bake granola bars recipe.

Oat and Grain Bars

These Oat and Grain Bars are basically the homemade heathier version of your favorite store bought granola bars. Oat and  grain bars are a perfect portable morning or afternoon snack- great for lunch boxes, road trips, or outdoor picnics!

If you are looking for no bake recipes, you will love this no bake granola bars recipe.

What I love the most about this recipe is that I always have the ingredients available in my pantry. These granola bars are also versatile, with tons of options to add any other ingredient that you’d like!  It took me a few tries to get the recipe right, the third was a charm! They came out super soft, yummy and chewy.

Oat and Grain Bars Recipe Ingredients

You need these basic ingredients to make this homemade granola bars recipe:

  • Peanut butter 
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • Rice cereal
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Roasted almonds 
  • Raisins 
  • Roasted sunflower seeds
  • Mini chocolate chips 

How to Make Oat and Grain Bars

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the butter, brown sugar, and honey. 
  2. Remover from heat and add the peanut butter, vanilla extract and peanut butter. 
  3. Mix until everything is coated.
  4. Add the oats, rice cereal, raisins, almonds and sunflower seeds, and stir to combine.
  5. Place the mixture into a parchment lined 8×8 baking pan, and press down firmly.
  6. Sprinkle in the mini chocolate chips.
  7. Set in the fridge for a at least 1 hour before slicing into bars.

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Yield: 12 bars

Oat and Grain Bars

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No-Bake, homemade and healthy granola bars.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the butter, brown sugar and honey. Cook until you have a smooth mixture, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in peanut butter, vanilla and salt.
  4. Add the oats, rice cereal, almonds, raisins and sunflower seeds to the skillet.
  5. Stir to combine very well until everything is coated.
  6. Transfer the oat and grain mixture to the prepared pan.
  7. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to press firmly the mixture into the pan. Spend extra time on this step, to ensure the mixture is pressed down tightly.
  8. Spread the chocolate chips on top and press firmly again, using a measuring cup.
  9. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  10. Remove the oat and grains from the pan using the edges of the parchment paper.
  11. Place it on a cutting board.
  12. Slice into bars and enjoy!

 

If you are looking for easy no bake desserts recipes, you will this no bake pie idea! Creamy, refreshing and is favorite easy dessert topped with roasted hazelnuts.

No-Bake Cream Pie

This easy No-bake Cream Pie is a family favorite treat in our house. It is also very quick to make and calls for very few ingredients. The plain biscuits dipped in coffee, and the fluffy cream filling makes this cream pie even more delicious. It is then topped with some crunchy crushed roasted hazelnuts. The hardest part about making this pie is waiting for it to set in the freezer! Delicious!

If you are looking for easy no bake desserts recipes, you will this no bake pie idea! Creamy, refreshing and is favorite easy dessert topped with roasted hazelnuts.

Love no-bake desserts as much as we do? Try these No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake and this No-Bake Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake – outrageously good! I think No-Bake desserts are the way to go all year round, but especially during the spring and summer. It’s just so refreshing! 

Yield: 6-8

No-Bake Cream Pie

No-Bake Cream Pie

You will love this easy No-Bake Cream pie with a fluffy cream filling, some plain biscuits dipped in coffee and the crunchy crushed coarsely roasted hazelnuts spread on top.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, combine whipped cream, table cream and condensed milk. Hand whisk until smooth and creamy- set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, mix coffee and warm water very well- set aside
    3. Spread half of the cream mixture on the bottom of 9-inch spring form pan.
    4. Dip biscuits in coffee and line them over the first layer of cream (each one at a time).
    5. Spread another layer with the rest of the cream mixture over the biscuits evenly.
    6. Place it in the freezer for at least an hour or until firm.
    7. Loosen the cream pie from the rim of the spring form pan, Invert into a serving place.
    8. Garnish with crushed roasted hazelnuts or grated chocolate.
    9. Serve and enjoy! Goes well with coffee 😉

Notes

To roast the hazelnuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and arrange hazelnuts in one single layer.
    2. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Then place the roasted hazelnuts in your food processor and Pulse a few times until nuts are coarsely chopped but not too fine.

      • If you are a coffee lover, you can brew yourself a pot of coffee and use some for biscuit dipping. Make sure to leave coffee black.
      • You can make your own whipped cream (the powdered packs) instead of buying store bought ones.
      • Always keep left over in the freezer.


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        If you are looking for easy no bake desserts recipes, you will this no bake pie idea! Creamy, refreshing and is favorite easy dessert topped with roasted hazelnuts.

         

         
        If you are looking for Jam recipes, you will love these jam filled cookies recipe. #sablerecipe

        Jam-Filled Cookies

        The holiday season is not complete without these delicious Jam-Filled Cookies! This cookie recipe is easy to make, It has the perfect buttery shortbread with a hint of lemon zest and a sweet jam filling.
         
        If you are looking for Jam recipes, you will love these jam filled cookies recipe. #sablerecipe
         
        I found these adorable cookie cutters on Amazon, that are perfect for this recipe! They are so cute! The kids love to help with shaping these cookies, stamping the middle with their favorite design, and then also with the jam stuffing. The stuffing part can get really messy with the help of little hands, though. Oh well. 
         
        While apricot jam is my favorite for stuffing these cookies, you can opt for the jam of your choice: strawberry, raspberry, peach, blueberry, grapes.. or even caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread

        What you Need to Make Jam-Filled Cookies

        (Scroll down for quantities and printable option) 

        • Eggs
        • Lemon zest
        • Vanilla extract
        • All purpose flour
        • Sugar
        • Baking powder
        • Softened butter
        • Your choice of Jam for filling 
        • confectioners’ sugar
        • Cookie cutters

        Jam filled cookies with powdered sugar/ jam filled shortbread cookies. #sablerecipe

        Tips for Making the Best Jam-Filled Cookies

        • Do not over-knead the dough or the cookies will become tough. Knead just until there is no more stripes of flour. 
        • Keep an eye on the oven while you bake these cookies, they will need about 6-8 minutes and they will be pale in color. Over baking also leads to tough cookies.  
        • Don’t stuff all your cookies with jam at once. These cookies become tender a few days after stuffing with Jam, so fill them in batches if you prefer a crunchy texture. I’ve found that adding the jam a few hours before serving is just right. 

        How to Make Jam-Filled Cookies

        • In a large bowl, whisk the egg, lemon zest and vanilla very well. 
        • Add sugar and mix some more. 
        • Add softened butter, flour and baking powder and fold until the dough comes together. 
        • Knead the dough with your hands. I mix just until dough feels smooth and no longer sticks to my hands (if after mixing, the dough is still too sticky for you, sprinkle a tiny bit of flour and mix some more). 
        • Shape the the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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        • Preheat oven to 375°F.
        • Generously grease a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside. 
        • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut rounds. Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds. (Each cookie cutter will have two corresponding cookie cutters, one with center of the shape filled in, and one with an open center).

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        • Place cookies on prepared greased baking tray. 

        Jam filled cookies

        • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. 
        • Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature before stuffing. 
        • Dust some of the cut out cookies with confectioners’ sugar (optional) and spread apricot jam on each solid cookie.
        • Sandwich your cookies together and enjoy!

        If you are looking for jam recipes, you will love these jam shortbread cookies.

        More Jam Recipes:

        Apricot Jam Tart

        Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

        Yield: 18 cookies

        Jam-Filled Cookies

        If you are looking for jam recipes, you will love this jam filled cookies recipe. The perfect holiday and Christmas cookies recipe.

        Jam-filled cookies, the ultimate holiday cookie recipe!

        Prep Time 40 minutes
        Cook Time 40 minutes
        Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

        Ingredients

        • 2 eggs
        • 1 whole lemon zest
        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 2.5 cups flour 
        • 1 cup sugar
        • 2 tsp baking powder
        • 1/2 cup softened butter- at room temperature
        • Your choice of Jam for filling (I used apricot jam)
        • 2 inch cookie cutters
        • Confectioners’ sugar- for dusting 

        Instructions

        1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, lemon zest and vanilla very well. 
        2. Add sugar and mix some more. 
        3. Add softened butter, flour and baking powder and mix using a rubber spoon until the dough comes together. 
        4. Knead the dough with your hands. I mix just until dough feels smooth and no longer sticks to my hands (if after mixing, the dough is still too sticky for you, sprinkle a tiny bit of flour and mix some more). 
        5. Shape the the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
        6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
        7. Generously grease a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside. 
        8. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut rounds. Using a smaller cookie cutter, make holes in the middle of half of your rounds. (Each cookie cutter will have two corresponding cookie cutters, one with center of the shape filled in, and one with an open center).
        9. Place cookies on prepared greased baking tray. 
        10. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. 
        11. Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature before stuffing. 
        12. Dust some of the cut out cookies with confectioners’ sugar (optional) and spread apricot jam on each solid cookie.
        13. Sandwich your cookies together and enjoy!

        If you make these Jam-Filled Cookies or any other recipe on the SALT AND SWEET KITCHEN, then don’t forget to snap a photo and hashtag it #thesaltandsweetkitchen — I would love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook group

         

         

         

         

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        Orange Bundt Cake

        This Orange Bundt Cake is light, moist and full of fresh orange juice and zest flavor; baked in a rose shaped Bundt pan for a lovely sculpted look.

        The orange Bundt cake of my dreams!

        What you Need to Make Orange Bundt Cake:

        Granulated sugar

        Eggs

        Orange juice

        Vegetable Oil

        All purpose flour

        Baking powder

        Vanilla extract

        Milk

        Lemon zest

        Orange zest

        Jam for topping 

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        Let’s Make it!

        1. Whisk the dry ingredients except sugar in one a bowl. 
        2. Whisk the wet ingredients plus sugar with an electric mixer.
        3. Combine wet & dry ingredients .
        4. Pour batter into two prepared greased bundt pan.
        5. Bake.
        6. Pour some warmed jam on top.
        7. Serve and enjoy!

        Tips for Making the Best Orange Cake:

        • Use a pastry brush to get into the crevices of the rose shaped bundt cake when greasing it with baking spray.
        • Using fresh orange juice as well as zest in both the cake and glaze packs this cake with amazing orange flavor.
        • For the zest, it’s much easier to zest the oranges before juicing.
        • The easy jam glaze (we love apricot), adds a different texture and takes this cake to a whole new level.

        Happy baking!

        More Cake Recipes:

        Apple Caramel Cake

        Carrot Cake

        Pumpkin Cake Roll

        Chocolate Cake 

        If you make this Orange Bundt Cake recipe or any other recipe on the SALT AND SWEET KITCHEN, then don’t forget to snap a photo and hashtag it #thesaltandsweetkitchen — I would love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook group

        Yield: 6

        Orange Bundt Cake

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        The best moist, soft and fluffy orange cake recipe!

        Prep Time 10 minutes
        Cook Time 50 minutes
        Total Time 1 hour

        Ingredients

        • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
        • 3 large eggs
        • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
        • 3/4 cup oil
        • 3 cups flour
        • 3 teaspoon baking powder
        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 1/3 cup milk
        • 1 whole lemon zest
        • 1 whole orange zest
        • 3-4 tablespoons of peach Jam to topping- optional 

        Instructions

          1. Preheat oven to 350°
          2. Coat a 10-cup bundt pan with a baking spray and set aside.
          3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder well and set aside.
          4. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat in eggs, orange zest, lemon zest and vanilla extract until bubbly. 
          5. Add sugar and beat well until light and fluffy.
          6. Pour the orange juice and beat some more. 
          7. Add oil and milk and continue beating.
          8. Then add the dry ingredients over the already mixed batter with the mixer on low. Beat just until it comes together. Do not overmix the batter!
          9. Spread batter in the prepared Bundt pan.
          10. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs clinging to it. Every oven in different, but mine took 50 minutes. 
          11. Cool pan on a rack 10 minutes, then invert cake onto a serving plate.
          12. Warm up few tablespoons of peach jam and drizzle over the cake, if you like.
          13. Serve and enjoy!

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        No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

        Have you ever tried No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake? If not, I suggest you make it one of your New Year’s resolutions!  This No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake, also known as Lazy Cake takes only 10 minutes to whip up, it is so simple and easy to make and doesn’t require an oven which makes it perfect to get your kids involved. 

        This easy no bake chocolate biscuit cake is a childhood indulgence that I always requested for my birthday. Growing up we called it “Choco Prince Cake”, I’m not sure where the name came from though. 

        What You Need to Make No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake:

        You’ll only need 4 simple ingredients: 

        • Unsalted butter: Straight from the fridge is fine, you will be melting in on the stove top. 
        • Condensed milk: Is already sweet, so no extra sugar is needed. 
        • Cocoa powder: A good quality cocoa is helpful. 
        • Plain biscuits: I use Goya Maria cookies brand, but any plain tea biscuits will work fine.

        How to Make No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake:

        (Here is a step by step with pictures, full recipe with quantities in recipe card below)

          • Break 1 pack of plain biscuits into small pieces by hand (each individual round biscuit into 4 pieces) in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
        1. Biscuit cake 
          • In a large skillet  over medium- low heat, add butter and let it melt completely.
          • Then add condensed milk and cocoa powder and mix very well for about 3 minutes or until the cocoa is incorporated completely.
          • Remove from heat and fold in the broken biscuits until every piece of biscuit is covered with chocolate using a large spoon.
          • Pour the chocolate coated biscuit into a cheesecake pan (that’s what I used), a 9 inch cake bundt pan, a jello mold if you have one available.
          • Press the mixture down really well with the back of a spoon.
        2. No bake cake  
          • Cover with foil and chill in the freezer for at least 1 hour or overnight.
          • Take it out 20 minutes before serving and flip into a serving plate.
          • Cut into pieces and enjoy!

        If you are a a fan of no bake recipes, you will love this goya maria cookies recipe!

        How to Store No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake:

        Any cake leftover needs to always be stored  in the freezer so that the biscuits stay crunchy. I usually wrap the leftovers with aluminum foil and stick it back in the freezer. Then I take it out 20 minutes before serving. 

        If you like this Lazy Cake, be sure to check out my other  No Bake recipes:

        No Bake Jello Cheesecake

        No-Bake Cream Pie

        Coconut Date Bars

        Oat and Grain Bars

        Yield: 8

        No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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        No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit cake is a perfect last-minute dessert idea that does not require baking in an oven.

        Prep Time 10 minutes
        Cook Time 10 minutes
        Additional Time 2 hours
        Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

        Instructions

          1. In a medium size bowl, break 1 pack of Goya biscuits into small pieces by hand (break each individual round biscuit into 4 equal pieces). Set aside.
          2. In a large skillet o over medium- low heat, add butter and let it melt completely.
          3. Then add condensed milk and cocoa and mix very well for about 3 minutes or until the cocoa is incorporated completely.
          4. Remove from heat and fold in the broken biscuits until every piece of biscuit is covered with chocolate using a large spoon.
          5. Pour the chocolate coated biscuit into a cheese cake pan (that's what I used), 9 inch cake bundt pan or a jello mold if you have one available.
          6. Press the mixture down really well with the back of a spoon.
          7. Cover with foil and chill in the freezer for at least 1 hour or overnight.
          8. Take it out at 20 minutes before serving and flip into a serving plate.
          9. Cut into pieces, serve and enjoy!

        Notes

      1. Optional–  add a milk chocolate bar of your choice to the mixture (I like Hershey’s). Melt in pan along with butter, condensed milk and cocoa.
      2. Garnish with coconut flakes or powder sugar prior to serving.  The white color adds some contrast and additional flavor.
      3. Serve with coffee or tea. We just discovered this yummy Mediterranean tea. Give it a try!
      4. Nutrition Information:

        Yield:

        8

        Serving Size:

        1

        Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 7g

        Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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