Easy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

I mean, who can resist a chewy granola bar?

KC the G-Free Foodie shows you how to make the easiest No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars that are gluten-free, dairy-free and totally delicious. Kids love them, but grown-ups will too!

how to make chewy granola barsLooking for a fabulous on-the-go breakfast or snack? These tasty granola bars are just the thing! Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions for my No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars.

In just a few minutes, you’ll have homemade granola bars that are healthier than most store bought varieties, made for a fraction of the price. You can use your favorite mix-ins and your favorite granola too. I like vine-dried raisins, chopped prunes (for gut and bone health!) and mini dark chocolate chips.

About The Granola:

I used Bakery on Main Apple Raisin Walnut Granola for this recipe, but I’ve used homemade granola or other brands with equal success. You just want to make certain the the granola mix has plenty of medium-sized chunks. Some larger chunks are fine, but too many little, tiny chunks will make the bars too gooey or hard to bite through. I haven’t found a store-bought gluten-free mix that hasn’t worked. I also make these often with my friend Sarah’s Coconutty Granola recipe, and the results are fabulous. Of course, if you want to keep these dairy-free, you need to make sure the ingredients are DF.

If you’re looking for more delicious homemade bar recipes, check out these Easy Cashew Sesame Bars next.

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No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

KC the G-Free Foodie shows you how to make No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars that are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and totally delicious. Kids love them, but grown-ups will too!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free granola, no-bake
Servings: 8 bars
Calories: 396kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 cups granola I used Bakery on Main’s Apple Raisin Walnut
  • 1 cup gluten-free rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup raisins or diced prunes
  • 1/2 cup semisweet dairy free chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life


  • In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Add the granola, rice cereal, and raisins to the saucepan and fold the ingredients to evenly coat with the sauce.
    Transfer the granola mixture to a 9-by-13-inch ungreased baking pan and press firmly to evenly fill. Gently press the chocolate chips onto the top of the granola. Let the granola mixture set in the refrigerator until firm, about 15 minutes. Then, cut into bars or squares.



Store at room temperature in a sealed container. 


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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