No-Bake Granola Bar Recipe

No bake granola bar recipe #paleo #cleaneating


After starting the Paleo lifestyle, I needed healthy snacks.  Especially in the first 3-4 days.  Man, being a recovering overeater, it was very difficult in the first few days going without carbs.  My body was craving super bad.  It was difficult controlling my eating.

I ran into this No Bake Granola Bar recipe on the blog and decided to try it.

Honestly, I am not a big “bar” eater – unless it’s a brownie, blondie or some other kind of delicious, yummy bar.  Preferably, I like Vanilla Ice Cream on top!  Obviously, this is not that.  But I needed something filling to curb those “very strong”, you are lacking something, hunger but not hunger cues. No-Bake Granola Bar


1-1/2 cups rolled oats (I was supposed to use gluten free, but I used some at home that contained gluten for this recipe)

1 cup Peanut Butter (Make your own easily, or I use Smuckers Natural)

1/2 cup pistachios

1/4 cup flaxseed meal

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup honey (but you can use pure maple syrup or agave)

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup dried tart cherries (I don’t like dried fruit, so I omitted these).



  • Line an 8X8 pan with wax or parchment paper.
  • Measure all nuts whole, place in a food processor and pulse until chopped.  Place into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix all other ingredients with the exception of the chocolate.
  • Press into the pan.
  • Melt the chocolate 2-4 Tbsp in a double boiler.
  • Drizzle chocolate on top.
  • Place in fridge for 3-4 hours to set
  • Can store in fridge for up to 7 days
  • Enjoy

In the first week, I ate one a day while the cravings were hard.  As time went on, and my body got used to my new way of life, I needed them less and less.

These are great for taking on outings to field trips, co-op days, doctors days, etc.

To get all ingredients, it’s about $40 – and you will be able to make 2 batches!


Do you eat granola/bars?  Which ones do you like?


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