Healthy gluten free chewy granola bars! Just like the nostalgic snack we all know and love, but better! 🙂

These granola bars are made with wholesome, simple ingredients. Plus, they’re a super simple no-bake recipe that you can whip up in 20 minutes or less! So easy, delicious, satisfying, and nourishing!

These granola bars are:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Soy free

The base of these delicious bars is made from oats, crispy rice cereal, peanut butter, and honey. The flavor is out of this world good, and the crispy + chewy texture is spot on! These have quickly become a favorite snack in our house!

I actually prepped 3 batches of these to freeze for after the baby- I am that obsessed!! They will be such a good and easy grab-and-go snack for breastfeeding, running to appointments, or just needing something quick while taking care of the baby 🙂

These granola bars are loaded with chocolate chips, chewy goji berries, and crunchy pumpkin seeds. They also have hemp seeds for extra plant protein, and unsweetened shredded coconut for added fiber.

I just cannot get over how perfect these turned out, and I could not wait to share them with you all!

Be sure to leave a comment below if you give these healthier chewy granola bars a try! I can’t wait to hear what you think!! Enjoy 🙂

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Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 bars 1x
  • Category: Snacks


Healthy gluten free and dairy free chewy peanut butter granola bars!


  • 1 cup natural runny peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats (gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/41/3 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (dairy free, if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix peanut butter, honey, and vanilla together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and fold everything together until everything is evenly coated.
  3. Add mixture to a parchment-lined 9×13” baking dish. Use a spatula or bottom of a mason jar to press the mixture down tight, leaving about an 1” of space on all sides so that the bars are not too thin. Allow to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before slicing. Bars can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Jul 6, 2022

Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

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  1. Kelsey says:

    These are so good and so easy to make! My husband is already asking for me to make more

  2. Bricelda says:

    These look delicious!! May I ask what brand of crispy rice cereal you used?

  3. Micaela says:

    Tasty but mine still fell apart 🙁

  4. Sky says:

    These are totally adult chewy bars and I am so here for it. And thanks for the freezing tip. I am in late pregnancy also and trying to fill my freezer for after birth as well!

  5. Megan h says:

    These were good tasting but completely fell apart in crumbly pieces. Do you know why that would happen?

  6. Noël says:

    I’ve been making these for about a year now. It is a staple healthy snack/breakfast on the go for me. Thank you much!!

  7. Karen says:

    After making these a few times, I am finally getting around to printing the recipe to have it at the ready! It’s delicious and super easy to customize. I didn’t have a full cup of peanut butter so used some almond butter too. If my nut butter isn’t runny enough, I add a tiny amount of coconut oil and microwave the nut butter, honey, and oil on low for a few seconds to make the stirring easier. I added cinnamon and subbed raisins for the goji berries to make a version of oatmeal, peanut butter, cinnamon, and raisin bars. It is so easy to use whatever I have on hand to change it up. This recipe will never get old. I like to store them in the freezer to extend the shelf life. Thank you for such a terrific recipe.

  8. Katrina says:

    Love these! Was thinking of trying with
    Sun butter or some other nut free butter to send them for school lunches – has anyone tried this? We don’t love the taste of sun butter but I’m hoping it could work. Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated 🙏🏻! Thanks!

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