No-Bake Honey Oat Granola Bars with Post Honey Bunches of Oats

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Mornings start early around here–5:15 am to be exact. Our high-school Junior is out the door by 5:45 for his 6:00 am zero hour class. Our eighth grader leaves at 7:15, followed by the fourth grader at 8:00 am. Which means breakfast has to be quick, easy, and often portable.

Honey Oat Granola Bars

In spite of our hectic mornings, I also want breakfast to be healthy and filling. Sometimes we have time to sit down to a bowl of our favorite breakfast cereal, but most mornings we need something we can grab and go. Which is why I love having a supply of our favorite homemade granola bars handy. I’ve made this recipe many different ways, with a variety of mix-ins, but the version made with Post Honey Bunches of Oats is our all-time favorite.

Post Honey Bunches of Oats

These granola bars are so easy to make, and they freeze well, so you can always keep a supply handy. Just remember to pull them out of the freezer the night before. Once you have your basic ingredients–the Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal and the rolled oats–you can change the other mix-ins to suit your tastes. Our favorite version includes coconut, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Dried fruits or other nuts are great too. And since February is American Heart Month, try tossing in some wheat germ or flax seed for added heart-health benefits.

Granola Bar Mix

Everything comes together with a peanut butter and honey mixture that cooks for just a minute on the stove top. Honestly, I have a hard time not eating the stuff right out of the bowl. And did I mention that these bars are great in lunch boxes and as after school snacks?

Homemade Granola Bars

I recently stocked up on Post cereal at Walgreen’s while I was out running errands. Even if I’m not planning to make granola bars, I like to have a supply of breakfast cereal handy for our busy morning routine. If I spot a good deal while I’m out and about, I’ll buy several boxes and stash them away in the pantry for later.

Honey Bunches of Oats

That way I don’t have to worry about running out for ingredients when I decide to make up a pan of our favorite granola bars. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as we do!

Honey Oat Granola Bars
No-Bake Honey Oat Granola Bars
Serves 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
255 calories
35 g
0 g
11 g
6 g
2 g
59 g
87 g
22 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255
Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 87mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups Post Honey Bunches of Oats cerea
  2. 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
  3. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  4. 1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
  5. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  6. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  7. 2/3 cup honey
  8. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine Honey Bunches of Oats, rolled oats, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the honey, brown sugar and salt to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Press the mixture into a lightly greased, 9×13 inch baking pan (a lightly greased sheet of wax paper works well for this step).
  6. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days. For longer storage, wrap each bar in wax paper and freeze in a zip top storage bag.
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calories
255
fat
11g
protein
6g
carbs
35g
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Comments

  1. Girl! That is way to early to get up in the morning! But if I had these it would totally make life all better. YUM!

  2. myrna miles says:

    where is the recipe for these bars, I can’t see where to get the recipe, I need quantities, ingredients etc.. Not fair to post without posting the actual recipe.

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