Healthy Snack Bars: No-Bake and Easy


Introduce your kids to the joy of healthy eating with these No-Bake Healthy Snack Bars! Packed with natural ingredients and requiring no oven, they're the perfect project for little chefs. These bars are not only easy to make but also delicious, making them an ideal snack for any time of the day.

Healthy Snack Bars: No-Bake and Easy

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12 bars
  • Serving Size: 1 bar


  • Rolled oats, 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Peanut butter, unsweetened, 120 grams (4.2 ounces)
  • Honey or agave syrup, 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Dried fruit (like cranberries or raisins), chopped, 50 grams (1.75 ounces)
  • Nuts (like almonds or walnuts), chopped, 50 grams (1.75 ounces)
  • Seeds (like chia or pumpkin seeds), 30 grams (1 ounce)
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon (0.17 ounces)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together the oats, peanut butter, honey or agave syrup, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  2. Press into Pan: Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Press the mixture firmly into the dish in an even layer.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until the mixture is firm.
  4. Cut into Bars: Once set, lift the mixture out of the dish using the parchment paper and cut into bars.
  5. Serve: Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Customizable: Feel free to substitute any of the mix-ins with your kids' favorite nuts, seeds, or dried fruits.
  • Press Firmly: Make sure to press the mixture firmly into the pan for well-formed bars.
  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to a week for best freshness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these bars nut-free? Yes, use seed butter like sunflower seed butter as a nut-free alternative.
  • Are these snack bars gluten-free? If you use gluten-free oats, the bars will be gluten-free.
  • Can I add chocolate chips? Absolutely! Mini chocolate chips can be a fun addition.