No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Granola Bars

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These No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Granola Bars are an easy snack recipe that’s perfect for on-the-go adventures! They’re delicious, and easy to make with just 4 ingredients!

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Summer is right around the corner, and I am so ready! Having the kids home for more hours in the day means that we have more time to go on adventures together. Living in Southern Utah certainly has its perks! We made a list of all of the things we wanted to see, learn, and do over the summer this past week, and outdoor adventures topped the list.

I’m planning on taking my kids on all kinds of fun and adventurous outings, like hiking, swimming, and camping. So, granola bars with a simple list of tasty ingredients are a great option for all of our journeys. They’re easy to whip up, they pack well, and the kids can help make them. We always throw in Horizon Organic DHA Omega-3 milk boxes when we’re on the go because they’re so lunchbox friendly, and they go great with homemade granola bars!

Horizon Organic dairy comes from more than 600 organic family farms across the country. As a hobby farmer myself, you already know how much I love that. Plus, they never use any toxic persistent pesticides, antibiotics, or added hormones on their cows, or GMOs in their products. I know I can feel good consuming their dairy products, and I can trust them for my whole family, too!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy and quick to make
  • Only four ingredients!
  • Great as on-the-go snacks
  • You can add whatever additional ingredients you’d like


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  • Rolled Oats- The main ingredient
  • Creamy Peanut Butter– It has to be creamy or else the granola bars won’t stick together
  • Organic Honey- Helps the ingredients stick together plus is a natural sweetener
  • Salt

See recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities


The great part about this recipe is you can make it the way you like it! So, add any additional ingredients that you’d like. These can be anything from various nuts, chopped dried fruit, or even chocolate chips! Just don’t overload your bars or they won’t stick together as well.

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What can I use to make my granola bars stick together?

You shouldn’t have any problem getting your bars to stick with these ingredients! Peanut butter and honey are the stickiest binds you could ask for when making granola bars. Just be sure you don’t add too many rolled oats or additional add-ins, because that might make them a bit too dry to stay together.

What’s in my granola bars?

You’ve got protein, (peanut butter), fiber, (oats), a natural sweetener, (honey), and Horizon Organic DHA Omega-3 milk boxes which also supplies a robust amount of protein, calcium, and omega-3 DHA.

How long do homemade granola bars keep for?

They keep best and hold their shape if you store them in the fridge! They’ll last for up to a week refrigerated.

What are the benefits of Horizon Organic DHA Omega-3 Milk?

Horizon Organic milk is one of my family’s favorite drinks, and it just so happens to go splendidly with homemade granola bars. The biggest perk is it’s packed with DHA, a nutrient that can support brain and eye health function. Horizon’s DHA is a little different than many kinds because it’s plant-based and vegetarian, rather than derived from fish, so the taste of their milk is still rich, creamy, and delicious! Horizon Organic milk is the number 1 pediatrician recommended organic milk brand (among those recommending a brand of organic milk), and it provides 8 grams of satisfying protein and 30% of your daily value of calcium. It’s an all-around win-win, if you ask me!

More Granola Recipes to Consider:

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No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Granola Bars

These No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Granola Bars are an easy snack recipe that’s perfect for on-the-go adventures! They’re healthy, delicious, and easy to make with just 4 ingredients!
Prep: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 bars


  • 2 1/2 cups organic old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • Optional mix-ins: seeds, nuts, chopped dried fruit
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  • Place peanut butter and honey in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, until the mixture comes together and gets hot and bubbles lightly, about 3 minutes, stirring very often.
  • Add oats and salt, and stir until well combined.
  • Dump into a greased 8×8 baking dish, and pack and flatten into an even layer. I like to press the mixture down with the bottom of a cup.
  • Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Slice into bars or squares
  • For the mix-ins, add them when you add the oats. Add 1/4 cup chopped nuts or seeds, chopped dried fruit, or 2 tablespoons chia seeds. If using mix-ins, reduce the oats to 2 1/4 cups.
  • These bars hold their shape best if they stay chilled, and I recommend keeping them in the fridge.


  • Cooking the honey mixture until it’s bubbly helps the homemade granola bars to stick together. That being said, you can burn the mixture (honey burns pretty easily), so be sure to keep an eye on it and stir often!


Serving: 1 of 16 bars, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 120mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Roberta B says:

    I usually mix the peanut butter, honey, oats and other ingredients just in a bowl. Thought it would be neat to try this recipe bc it was warmed on the stove. Unfortunately, I find this step is unnecessary, it made our granola bars fall apart. By day two it was a bunch of loose oats in the pan.
    It wouldn’t hold any shape at all.
    If you want to add chocolate chips, this recipe isn’t for you bc they melt! Back to mixing all of the ingredients, dried fruit nuts, choc chips in a bowl.

  2. Rachel says:


    Can I use maple syrup instead of honey? Also- can I reduce the amount of honey by half But use a replacer to get the sticky consistency ? Thanks

    1. Melissa says:

      Sounds great, let us know how it turns out!

  3. deb c }i{ says:

    Oh! The nephews will be here next week for their annual away from the parents camp…they will love making and eating these. Outdoor adventures and granola bars are the perfect combo! I’ll have to look for that milk…it will be handy and mom approved when we have an ice chest on the 4-wheelers for lunches! Thanks a zillion!!!!!

    1. Melissa says:

      This is perfect for them to help make too if you’re feeling really adventurous! It’ll be perfect for adventures all summer long!