Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars

I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but it is only 8:49am and I have accomplished more than I typically do by noon. I have baked a loaf of banana bread, finished a load of laundry, gotten the boys off to school, made a batch of hard-boiled eggs and Banana Blondies are in the oven. Whatever is going on, I like it! And my house smells AMAZING! Wanna come over?

Let's be serious for a minute. I want you to understand just how easy and TOTALLY YUMMY these granola bars are. I am mad at myself for not discovering them sooner. I will make them weekly for my little ones and wish I had been doing so for the past eight years. It was nearly impossible for us to stop eating them, plus they are totally healthy and contain no icky preservatives. And no baking is required! This is my new favorite homemade snack. You've just gotta try them! View my video for QUICK instructions!

Ok, is that boy cute, or what?! I could eat him with a spoon.

I'm thinking about heading out into the ridiculously frigid cold to squeeze in a workout before I devour the goodies in my home. Good plan, right?

Enjoy your day AND these granola bars! Go make 'em! You won't be sorry!

Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars

This is the perfect snack for little ones. There is something comforting about knowing EXACTLY what goes into your kids' bodies!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 12, 2016

Serves: 12

Total time: 10 min, plus 2 hrs refrigeration

Healthy

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup honey
Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Pour into a parchment-lined 8x8 square dish.
  2. Using a spatula, press down evenly in pan, being sure to press into the corners. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
  3. Holding onto parchment paper, remove from pan and place onto a flat work surface. Cut into bars and serve! Store refrigerated in a sealed container.