10 Minute No Bake Granola Bars

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This amazing 10 minute No Bake Granola Bars Recipe was given to me by my good friend Jen who got it from her sister-in-law Christine Adams!  Christine came up with this amazing granola bar recipe and when it was sent it to me I couldn’t wait to give it a try….

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10 Minute No Bake Granola Bars

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I have to say I cannot believe how easy it was and how delicious these taste.  How on earth have I never made my own granola bars before?  I will NEVER buy granola bars again!  These were so delicious and took 10 minutes total, no baking required!

I let my girls choose what they’d like to put in them…  you need 3 cups of seeds, nuts or dried fruit.  (We used 1/2 cup chia, 3/4 cup slivered almonds and 3/4 cup Craisins.)  Use any combination of:

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10 Minutes No Bake Granola Bars

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups oats (I used large flake)
  • 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3 cups mixed nuts , seeds, dried fruit, raisins etc
  • milk chocolate chips (optional)

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  1. Combine butter, honey and brown sugar in a large pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once it begins to bubble, stir in remaining ingredients. Continue to cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Firmly press into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. If using chocolate chips, while still warm top with desired amount of milk chocolate chips. Let sit a couple of minutes and gently spread chocolate chips.
  5. Cool completely and cut into bars.
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  1. I have been looking for a fruit & nut recipe for a long time and this one looks yummy! I am allergic to dairy, so I can’t use butter. Can I use margarine for this recipe or will it be too greasy? Do you have any idea? Thanks!

    1. I have only tried it as written. If you use the square baking margarine (not the spreadable tub margarine), I think that might work. Please let us know if you do try it.

  2. I have made these twice now. I love the taste but I cannot get the bars to firm up. They are soft enough that they have to be frozen to cut and then stored in the freezer, other wise they are just a sloppy mess. What am I doing wrong? Also, I am not sure how to continue cooking all the ingredients for an additional 10 minutes. I add everything and there is no room to stir or cook anything afterwards. It melds together and you cannot stir it anymore. Am I understanding the directions wrong?

    1. The key to getting them to firm up is the additional cooking once the ingredients are added. It might work well if you have a bigger pot to work in while you are stirring. It may seem like it melds together but after a minute or 2 they do separate and sort of “dry” out a bit.

  3. What a yummy treat! There are so many ways you can vary this too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  4. These look yummy! I can adjust them so I avoid nut allergies in my home. Thank you! I love granola bars and these would be a frugal find!

  5. These look awesome! I love homemade granola,so I bet these are even better! Would love for you to link up at Mom’s Library!