No-Bake Date ‘N’ Nut Granola Bars

Granola bars are great to have around for when those mid-morning or evening hunger pangs strike. Instead of reaching for a sugary chocolate bar, you can have something nutritious and delicious too.

And trust me, these are delicious. In fact, they were gone so quickly the first time I made them that I ended up making another batch right after.

What are the ingredients needed to make No-bake Granola Bars?

This recipe is very versatile and easy to make your own. It is more of a guide than anything else, so don’t hesitate to mix it up!

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats,
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates,
  • 1/8 cup creamy peanut butter (or any other nut butter),
  • 1/8 cup kitul syrup, coconut treacle, honey, or any other liquid sweetener,
  • 1/4 cup of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips,
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts and seeds (I used sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, and peanuts).
How to make No-Bake Granola Bars at home?

There is really nothing more to this recipe than throw everything into a bowl. No cooking involved!

Recipe adapted from the Minimalistic Baker

No-Bake Date ‘N’ Nut Granola Bars

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Serves: 9-12 bars

Optional step: Roasting your ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats,
  • 1 cup nuts and seeds of choice
  1. Roast the peanuts in one of two methods:
    In the oven: place the oats in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in a 150° C oven for 10-15 minutes until they turn slightly darker in colour.
    Add the nuts in the last 3-5 minutes of cooking or roast separately.
    On the stovetop: place your oats on a wide-bottom pan and cook for about 10-15 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently, until they turn slightly darker in colour.
    Roast the nuts and seeds separately in a similar fashion (they will only take 2-3 minutes).

Step 2:

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates,
  • 1/8 cup creamy peanut butter (or any other nut butter),
  • 1/8 cup kitul syrup, coconut treacle, honey, or any other liquid sweetener,
  • 1/4 cup of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips,
  1. Blend the dates until a paste forms.
  2. Heat the peanut butter and liquid sweetener for a few seconds until it’s warm enough to combine easily.
  3. Add all the ingredients together and mix until it comes together.
  4. Line a 6″ square pan (or any other container) with cling film or baking paper.
  5. Press the mixture down firmly (make sure to press well).
  6. At this point, you can add some extra nuts, chocolate chips, etc., on top for presentation.

Step 3: Chill, cut, serve.

  1. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting into squares or bars. Enjoy!

Notes

– The chocolate will melt as you mix so you can add a few extra at the end if you want.
– You can chop the nuts or leave them whole.
– You can add in any extra fixing’s that you like too. Any other types of nuts, seeds, other dried fruit, raisins, etc.
– Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe – scale it as desired!

Rate this recipe!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Muzna Noohu

A wife, busy mum of a rambunctious toddler, freelancer, content writer, and food blogger with a passion for sharing my food adventures with everyone else.

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