Monday, August 5, 2019

No-Bake Granola Bars

What a perfect day to enjoy a cup of tea and a granola bar.  Please join me!

You can choose whichever strawberry teacup that you'd like to use.

Riley came over to cook this time!! 

Before we made the bars, we had lunch at Chick-Fil-A, and went backpack shopping.  I think the kids liked the granola bars that they got to sample and then take home. 

Yield: About 20

No-Bake Granola Bars

I saw this recipe in the Dallas Morning News, but we changed it up because the kids didn't want raisins.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats, we used old-fashioned, but the recipe called for quick
  • 1 and 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or raisins)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


How to cook No-Bake Granola Bars

  1. Grease a 9 x 13" pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together the oats, cereal and chocolate chips (or raisins) in a large bowl.
  3. Heat butter in a small pan until melted.  Add brown sugar and honey, and stir until combined.  Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.  Remove from heat,  Stir in vanilla, cinnamon and salt.  We let this mixture cool for a bit because we didn't want to melt all the chocolate chips.  If you're using raisins, pour the hot syrup over the oat/cereal mixture.  Stir well until oats are completely coated. 
  4. Pour the oat mixture into baking dish.  Place wax paper on top and press down to make a flat, even layer. 
  5. Refrigerate the bars for 1 hour to set.
  6. Invert baking pan onto a cutting board and cut into rectangle shapes. 
  7. For best texture, keep refrigerated. 
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  1. Love your strawberry teacup, Kitty. Those granola bars looks so good.

  2. What a great thing to make with the kids since they are healthier than cookies, but just as delicious. I like that this recipe it no bake. Homemade granola items are a favorite of mine but tend to overeat them, resulting in a tummy ache!

  3. Oh what a good grandmother you are! (One of those who provides new backpacks. 😁)

    No raisins? They just don’t know what they are missing!

    Ongoing prayers for Connor...

  4. It sounds like a fun day shopping and eating out and then baking the granola bars Kitty. You have so much fun with them and I know by looking at the smiles they enjoy it too. Thanks for the recipe and enjoy your day and week.

  5. What a fun time Kitty with the kiddos. Marty loves the granola bars. I just printed off this recipe. I might just need to make a batch of these. New backbacks! YES! I bet you all had fun shopping for them too. Thinking about your Conner today too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Always so fun to be in the kitchen together, isn't it? I love this recipe, I printed it so we can make them later on with our little people. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Mmm, those look delicious. What a fun project, to make granola bars. And your tea set is completely adorable!

  8. I love your no-bake granola bars Kitty! We would love them with dried cranberries AND chocolate chips.;) You make the best recipes and memories for and with your grands! ♥

  9. I forgot to say I love your pretty strawberry accessories too, especially your strawberry plant in the pretty painted planter. ♥

  10. The strawberry dishes are so lovely, thank you for the recipe, just right for me. making baking or cooking memories with grandkids is one of the best memories ever.

  11. Perfect no cook recipe for these hot days. Who wants to turn the oven on!
    Both cups are so cute it would be hard to chose.
    Your grands have so much fun at your house and you enjoy it so much too.

  12. Pretty strawberry cups kitty, I will take either one for my tea. Love the strawberry theme. The cloth, teapot and the plant container are all so sweet. Noticing how lovely your garden is with the birdhouse and greenery. Love the waterfall, it must be so relaxing in your garden........Happy week.

  13. Kitty, what sweet smiles the kids have. They look like they are thoroughly enjoying your kitchen! I'll have to try your granola bars. Sounds simple and delicious! xo

  14. With school starting it's a perfect time for granola bars. They can tuck them into their new back packs. :-)

    I love your strawberry table setting, sweet and fresh for the summer.

  15. OOO - love it all. I would go wild over these bars! I have made a similar recipe...a bit more complicated, with flax seed meal, coconut oil, peanut butter...any way, I love your simpler version. All the photos of the grands are great, and the strawberry dishes make me feel warmer. Thanks for sharing the fun. XO

  16. Your sweet table made me smile!Such beauty!Gorgeous teacups and a unique teapot...Your recipe looks great. And the most important thing...Precious time with your adorable Family!Thanks for sharing,dear Kitty.Have a lovely week.

  17. Oh these would be a favorite of mine. I can't eat sugar and I've wished I had a sugar free version but haven't found one yet! Enjoy!

  18. Such a pretty scene with your teacups and lovely water feature in the background. That must be such a peaceful place to sit. Your grands always look like they're having such a great time with you, Kitty. I just made granola this week too! Such a tasty, healthy snack.

  19. How wonderful to have the kids. The no bake granola bars are of interest to me. Your tea cups always make a pretty vignette. I love they can choose. The strawberry theme is so pretty Kitty. You are the sweetest Nana.

  20. The strawberry-themed vignette made me smile!

    Last weekend, I visited a new tea shop (to post soon!) and purchased some strawberry oolong tea.

    Do your grandkids go back to school in August or September?

  21. Love you tea set, just adorable! Those granola bars look so yummy! thanks for sharing going to give them a try! Have a wonderful week!


  22. Todo es tan rico ! Espero tu opinión en mi última entrada! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

  23. Oh, wow, these sound amazing, and I think I could adapt them to make without the brown sugar, which I am trying to avoid. It is so precious that your dear grands love to come over and cook with you and spend that quality time together. Praying for your dear Connor and his mama and for you, too, dear friend. Sending love and hugs your way!

  24. Kitty, what fun! And I'll take mine with raisins, please! Love the strawberries and the whole scene, including the grands.

  25. Your table looks great, lovely teacups and teapot.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe... and so nice to see your lovely family photographs.

    All the best Jan

  26. How fun to cook with Riley! The granola bars sound so good and your strawberry vignette is adorable!

  27. Hi Kitty,
    I am always to glad to see you passing along life skills to your Grandchildren, we try to do that as well. Folks need to know the basic skill of cooking. Your Granola Bars look wonderful, a great grab n go for those precious Grands! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,444 and hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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