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Easy No-Bake Granola Bars

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Easy No-Bake Granola Bars

You'll be surprised at how easy these granola bars are to make. Dump all the ingredients into a food processor and that's it!

They are loaded with fiber, protein and healthy fats and make a delicious and satisfying snack.

Make a batch on the weekend and you'll have a healthy, tasty treat for lunches throughout the week.

Makes 12

No-Bake Granola Bars
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1 cup nuts and/or seeds (ie. walnuts, pecans, almonds, sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, flax or chia seeds, peanuts, etc.)

2 cups dates

½ cup oats

2 tbsp sweetened (or unsweetened) coconut

½ cup dried cranberries

1 cup peanut butter (or your favourite peanut butter alternative)

Ingredients - Easy No-Bake Granola Bars


  1. Put nuts and/or seeds into a food processor, and pulse until crumbly.

  2. Add dates, oats and coconut, and blend together.

  3. Add remaining ingredients, and pulse until it comes together like a dough.

  4. Pour out into a 9"x13" pan (lined with parchment paper). Press evenly and firmly so it sticks together.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

  6. Optional: drizzle with melted chocolate.


Use this recipe as a guide

  • choose nuts, seeds and nut butter you like, or what you have in your pantry

  • you can also substitute the cranberries for raisins or apricots.

These granola bars could also be rolled into energy balls.

Recipe by:

Janine LaForte, RD


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Janine LaForte, RD
Culinary Dietitian
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