No-Bake Almond Granola Bars-these easy granola bars are made with almond butter and almonds! They are a great lunch box or on the go snack!
I have two growing boys in the house and they are always saying, “Mommy, I’m hungry!” I am a little nervous what they are going to eat when they are teenagers. Yikes. I do hope that they still call me mommy when they are teenagers. Wishful thinking? Probably:)
I like to keep homemade granola bars on hand so I can feed them to my hungry little hippos when they are starrrrrrrving. They are currently loving these No-Bake Almond Granola Bars.
I love making homemade granola bars because they are easy and much better than store bought. I also love this recipe because they are no-bake granola bars, I told you they are easy! They whip up in no time.
The bars are made with almond butter and Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds. I love the kick of salt and crunch the almonds add. They are perfect in the chewy granola bars.
You can keep the granola bars in the fridge for up to one week. They are a great on the go breakfast, lunch box treat, or anytime snack. I love pulling them out of the fridge when our boys are about ready to pass out because they are so hungry:)
And if you want to go all out, you can drizzle a little chocolate over the top and eat them for dessert. These No-Bake Almond Granola Bars are good anytime of the day! Enjoy!
No-Bake Almond Granola Bars
- 2 cups quick oats we use gluten-free oats
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/3 cup Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips melted, optional
- Spray an 8x8-inch square Pyrex pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, cereal, almonds, and salt. Stir and set aside.
- In a large sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, honey and almond butter. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to bubble. Once bubbling, cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Stir in the dry ingredients. Stir until well coated. Pour into the prepared pan and press the mixture evenly into the pan. If desired, drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the bars.
- Place the bars in the refrigerator and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars and serve.
- Note-the bars will keep in the refrigerator or on the counter for up to one week.
Have you tried this recipe?
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These look tasty! I will have to give these a try
My kids never called me Mommy. It was always Mama and still is.
Do they have to be refrigerated? Would love to keep one in my purse!
No, you can store them on the counter or in your purse:) Enjoy!
Would you have the nutritional value on this granola bar?
Homemade granola bars are so fun and these ones look great!
I had to make these today. All I needed at the store was some almond butter. They were so simple to make. My kids and the neighbors kids devoured them when they got home from school. Even my picky kids loved them.
So glad you liked them!
I can’t wait to try these! Our family loves your other granola bars so much, and I make doubled batches often. I notice that you call here for 1/3 cup almond butter instead of ¼ cup like your peanut butter/sunflower butter versions. Is the 1/3 cup correct? Thank you!
Yes, I used 1/3 cup in this recipe. Enjoy!
I love no-bake granola bars… so easy and the perfect amount of crunch! These look delicious!
Hi — What’s the best way to melt the chocolate chips so they are the right consistency to drizzle? Do you add a little water?
Don’t add water, the chocolate will seize up. If you need to thin the chocolate add a bit (start with a teaspoon, or even half that) of vegetable oil or shortening. Add as needed.
Oh, and I melt chocolate several ways: my favorites are either at 30 second intervals in the microwave or in a very heavy sauce pan on low heat.
These look awesome and I love that they are no-bake!!
I love these granola bars! so great for snacking!
Are quick-cook oats a must or do you think regular oats would work? Thanks. 🙂
I think the quick oats hold together better, but if you are in a pinch regular oats might be fine.
Holy crap are these bars good! The boyfriend and I made a half batch today (which totally works in case anyone’s wondering) with the intention of eating them as a grab and go breakfast this week but… there are only 2 left
I had to comment because they taste even better than the store-bought bars and they’re much healthier too! Thanks for a winning recipe TwoPeas!
Have you ever frozen these bars after slicing them? If so, do they freeze well?
Made these the other day and OMG. Delicious! I didn’t have almond butter or almonds, so I substituted them for what I already had in the pantry (peanuts and peanut butter). Will definitely keep this recipe on hand in the future.
These look awesome and i want to give them a try however, I don’t do well with sugar / brown sugar. Will they still stick together if I don’t use the sugar? Or should i change the amt of another ingredient?
I love your recipes! Your combinations are just wonderful and very helpful in feeding all in the family, including a vegetarian husband!
thank you !
I haven’t tried the recipe without sugar.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. We made them today. They were great. We have tried other recipes for no bake granola bars, but this is the best by far! Taste great AND simple to make!! I didn’t have almond butter so I substituted peanut butter.
Could you add fruit to these bars?
Our family love these bars. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
You are welcome!
I’ve made these nearly a hundred times and they’re just the best. There aren’t that many recipes that are that delicious AND easy. I think they’re even better by substituting almond extract for the vanilla, but you can’t lose either way. Also less healthy I’m sure, but I double the chocolate and have enough to spread it ALL over the top instead of just drizzle! Also – for my sweet tooth- I use 3 parts semi sweet to 1 part milk chocolate chips.
I’ve been making these for a couple years now, and they never disappoint. I think it kicks it up a notch by using almond extract instead of vanilla
I am so glad you love them.