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

Description

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


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  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

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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?

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