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

Oat and Grain Bars

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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



  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!


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