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No Bake Granola Bars

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Jul 18, 2017

  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • TOTAL
  • 15 m

Store-bought granola bars often come packed with preservatives and added sugar. Skip the extras and make these easy, no-bake bars in just a few steps. With over 5 grams of protein per bar, they're sure to keep you satiated.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 10

  • 1 1/2 cups Quaker Oats
  • 8 pieces Pitted Dates
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (with salt)
  • 1 cup Raw Almonds, Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon, Ground

DIRECTIONS

1 Add the dates to a food processor and blend until for 1 minute, until a dough-like consistency forms.
2 In large bowl add the dates, oats, almonds, cranberries and cinnamon.
3 Heat a small saucepan to low and stir in honey and peanut butter until creamy and runny. About 1-2 minutes.
4 Pour warmed honey and peanut butter in oat mixture and mix. Break up the dates while mixing and disperse evenly.
5 Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the dish. Press down firmly until flattened and even throughout. Use the bottom of glass to help pack the bars tight so that they hold together.
6 Cover with parchment paper and freeze for 20-25 minutes.
7 Pull off the top parchment paper, then gently tug and pull the sides of bottom parchment to lift the granola off the baking dish. Cut into squares.