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Nut and Seed Bars
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No Bake Nut and Seed Bars

If you love a chewy granola bar, then these nut and seed bars will blow your mind! Few ingredients, very customizable and no baking required. The perfect lunchbox staple.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword No Bake Nut and Seed Bars
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 20 bars
Calories 204kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup variety of nuts I used 1/4 cup each cashews, almonds, peanuts, walnuts
  • 1/4 cup seeds I used 3 tablespoons pepitas and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup craisins

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir oats, rice cereal, nuts, seeds and craisins together. Set aside.
  • In a small pot, melt butter, honey and brown sugar together over medium high heat until it comes to a bubble. Reduce the heat and cook 2 minutes. (You want it bubbling the whole time, just not violently.) Pour in cinnamon and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients.
  • Spread onto lightly greased small jelly roll pan {about 12x8x1} and press out to be about 3/4 inch in thickness. {If your pan isn't small enough, pack the mixture into one side. You really want to press them down so they stick together.} Cool on a countertop to room temperature for two hours or until the bars have solidified and hold their shape. Cut into bars. Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Notes

Recipe Notes: If your granola bars don't seem to be staying together when you cut them, you may have not boiled the mixture long enough...you want it to make it just past the softball stage. OR you made them too thin or you didn't pack them in tight enough. Stick them in the fridge for 20 minutes and that should help keep them together. {Be sure not to keep them in there too long or else they'll become super hard!} The next time you make them, try boiling for an extra 15 seconds or so.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg