DIY Granola Bars

These granola bars are really, truly the best, most addictive things you can possibly make in less than 10 minutes. I’m not kidding. You’ll probably hate me because you won’t be able to resist them. There are so many ways you can make them your favorite. They can be as healthy, or unhealthy, as you want to make them. You can send them in lunches or serve them as dessert. So maybe you won’t hate me. Maybe you’ll thank me? I hope so.

It’s another recipe that you can experiment with and much less sciency than making bread. You really can’t mess them up. There are three basic parts to them. The wet ingredients, the dry ingredients and the extras.


For the wet ingredients, melt on low:

  1. One cup of nut butter or substitute. Our favorite is peanut butter but our school is nut free so I often use soya or seed butter instead.
  2. ½ cup of honey.
  3. ½ cup of coconut oil

Remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla.


In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients

  1. 2 cups large flake oats
  2. 2 cups of something crunchy such as Rice Krispies or quinoa puffs. Do not be afraid to use Christmas Rice Krispies. In May. They only cost a dollar.
  3. 1-1.5 cups of chocolate chips.
  4. Raisins, cranberries, coconut, protein powder, etc.

Pour melted ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix and press into a pan. Refrigerate. Lick out bowl. Just kidding, that last one is optional but I dare you to try and not do it. We love these so much that I didn’t even get a picture of the finished bars. They were gone. Instantly inhaled. 

There are so many ways you can make these your favorite granola bar ever. Don’t want all of the chocolate chips, cut back on them or remove them altogether. I’ve tried replacing some of them with cocoa powder and it works well. Do you like protein bars? Try adding protein powder and making your own. Let me know what you come up with. What works for you? What doesn’t?


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