Easy No Bake Oat Granola Bars

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I have always wanted to make some granola bars from scratch but have always been afraid they wouldn't turn out. Then I found some that were No- Bake and I knew I had to give them a try. My husband and girls loved them and I loved them because they were SO easy to make!

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons of Chocolate Chips
4 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
3 Tablespoons of Skim Milk
1 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Raisins

Directions:
Melt the Chocolate chips, the peanut butter, and milk in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds until the ingredient are completely melted.

Then add the rest of the ingredients- you want this mixture to be fairly dry. If it is not dry enought you may need to add a little bit more oatmeal.

Press the mixture into bars or balls. (I used an 8X8 pan)

Put in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes or until they are set up. Cut them or break them apart.

- I wrapped each individual bar up and stuck it in the freezer so my husband can grab one in the morning and take it to work.

Adapted from loveveggiesandyoga

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  1. Jeanine says:

    2 tablespoons of vanilla??? Really? that sounds like a lot. But a moot point for me b/c I don’t have vanilla on hand. LOL Going to sub in maple syrup. I’m the queen of making random substitutions. LOL

  2. Jeanine says:

    Just made these w/o the brown sugar and vanilla, and they were plenty sweet! I think you’ll have to freeze them a bit longer, tho’. 10 minutes, and they’re still pretty mushy. Tasty treat, tho, and lots of fun with my 4y/o while making them!

  3. Meg says:

    I made these last night. I love the idea and the recipe was pretty good, but I believe WAY too much vanilla. I measured out 2T and then when I was adding it in the smell was overwhelming so I stopped. I ended up adding maybe about 1T. But after tasting them I will probably leave the vanilla out all together next time. They were pretty good and very easy to make.

  4. That must be a typo – 2tablespoons is 1/8 cup of vanilla. And for one cup of oats? If you double this that’s 1/4 cup of vanilla extract. That never happens in a recipe unless you’re trying to add vanilla flavored bourbon.

  5. That must be a typo – 2tablespoons is 1/8 cup of vanilla. And for one cup of oats? If you double this that’s 1/4 cup of vanilla extract. That never happens in a recipe unless you’re trying to add vanilla flavored bourbon.

      • Courtney says:

        Just a friendly reminder to change the amount of vanilla extract in your recipe above. I just made these bars, but had to throw out my first batch because I followed the recipe and added 2 tbsp of vanilla. I had a feeling it was way too much, and boy, was it. Too bad I didn’t read the comments before adding it.

        That said, I nixed the vanilla completely on the second batch and added chopped almonds. They were delicious! Next time I think I will make them into balls rather than bars, as they feel apart when I cut them. I’m really trying to stay away from any processed foods, especially for my kids, so these are a perfect and easy snack for our whole family.

        Thanks!

  6. Melinda says:

    We are in a no nut school. No nuts of any kind are allowed, even in home lunches because kids share and swap sometimes.

    So what can I use instead of peanut butter?

    • Six Sisters says:

      We will shortly. Our new sister blog that we are creating is called My Recipe Magic. It will have all of that information. We are in the process of entering all of our recipes now. You will soon see a “Magic” button next to the “Pin It” button and all of the nutritional value will come up! Keep watching….should be done soon. -The Six Sisters

  7. Sansan says:

    Made these. Question- So my mixture did not cover the whole 8×8 pan, could it be? I also substituted the milk for Oat milk. Can’t wait to taste! Thanks!

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