No Bake Chewy Granola Bars

Overhead shot of pouring oatmeal into the pot to make granola bars

Stir it all together and press it in to the bottom of a foil lined 8×8 baking dish. Then refrigerate for a couple hours, slice and enjoy!

Collage of 4 photos of mixing the granola bar ingredients in the pot, pressing them into the pan and then slicing the bars with a knife

Can I make these granola bars vegan?

Yes! These granola bars can be made vegan by substituting the honey for agave nectar. I would not recommend using maple syrup in place of the honey as it’s not quite thick enough to help bind everything together.

Counter top filled with ingredients to make chewy granola bars

Can I add different dried fruits and nuts? Chocolate chips?

Of course! Chocolate chips are one of my favorite granola bar add-ins and would taste great with this peanut buttery base. Just make sure you keep the ingredient ratios the same.

If you’re subbing chocolate chips for dried cherries, use 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips in place of the 1/2 cup of dried cherries. Same goes for the nuts or pumpkin seeds; keep the ratios the same and the granola bars will turn out great!