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Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars

Perfect after school snack and much healthier than the store-bought bars!

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Equipment List


  • Medium saucepan
  • 9x9 inch pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Clips for parchment paper

Ingredients


  • 1/4 c coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/8 c flax seed
    - milled or whole
  • 1/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
    - optional
  • 1/3 c dried fruit
    - and/or nuts, optional

Preparation Instructions


  • Line 9x9 pan with parchment paper (make sure you have some extra hanging off both sides)
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  • Prepare all ingredients and set aside
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Cooking Instructions


  • Preheat to 201°F
  • Add 1/4 c coconut oil or butter to pan
  • Add 1/2 c honey to pan
  • Stir ingredients to melt and combine
  • Note: The oil and honey will start to bubble. When you see this happening, keep a close watch as it will soon take on an amber color. Be careful to not let it get too dark or else the mixture will turn into candy.
  • Note: Once there is a nice rolling bubble, let it go for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then turn off your heat.
  • Remove from heat

Finishing Instructions


  • Add in the oats, flax seed, and optional peanut butter. Stir together until combined.
  • Pour the oat mixture into the 9x9 pan. Using the back of a spatula press down about 1/2 inch until mixture is smooth.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips, nuts and/or dried fruit over oat mixture.
  • Place in fridge for an hour to cool.
  • Remove pan from fridge after one hour. Pull entire granola out of pan by pulling on parchment paper. Place on counter.
  • Cut width-wise into 1 inch sections. Then one long cut down the center of the pan. This will allow for 12 individual servings all equal size.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.