No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars
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The perfect on-the-go snack or lunchbox treat, these granola bars are a winner with kids and adults alike!
Serves: 10 bars
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate hazelnut almond butter (I used Justin's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup chopped honey wheat pretzels
  1. Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar, honey and chocolate almond butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to simmer.
  3. Once mixture is bubbling, stir constantly for about 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the oats, rice crispy cereal, pretzels and sliced almonds until dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the oats mixture into the 8x8 pan and press into an even layer.
  6. Let bars cool for at least one hour, then cut and serve. If bars are sticky, place in fridge for 15-20 minutes then try cutting them again.
  7. Store extra bars in the fridge, but remove 10-15 minutes before enjoying a bar, as they will be very hard when cold.
To make gluten free, use gluten-free pretzels, or swap pretzels for more chopped nuts, and be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at