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A Stack of Coconut Almond Granola Bars on a Black Surface

No-Bake 5 Ingredient Granola Bars

Tasty and chewy granola bars that come together easily in about 5 minutes with just one pot and ONLY 5 ingredients. Best part of all, no baking required!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy and healthy snacks for kids, healthy granola bars recipe, snack for kids
Prep Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 205 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2/3 cup drippy unsalted almond butter or peanut butter (be sure to stir first and not use old near the bottom of the jar nut butter) , can sub with your favorite nut/seed butter - be sure to stir well before using
  • 1/2 cup honey can substitute with coconut nectar, 2/3 cup date paste or brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , optional but recommended since it helps the bars hold better together
  • 2 cups oats I used gluten free half rolled and half quick but use what you have on hand
  • *2/3 cup almonds chopped (see notes)
  • 2 Tablespoons whole almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut can substitute with crispy rice cereal
  • pinch salt and ground cinnamon , optional, but helps to balance the sweetness & boosts flavor

Add-Ins (optional):


  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt almond butter, honey and coconut oil (if using) over medium-heat until the mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove the pot. (At this point, you can add vanilla, cinnamon and salt, if using).

  3. Fold in oats, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds. reserving the whole almonds for topping.

  4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan while pressing down very firmly and flattening with a spatula until tight and compressed. Press the reserved whole almonds down into the bars, evenly spaced apart. Press in some chocolate chips or any other add-ins of your choice.

  5. Press down with spatula one more time so everything is nicely packed and compact. Place the pan in the freezer (or fridge) until hardened, about 1 hour. When the bars are set, use the parchment paper to lift them from the pan. Slice into even bars.

  6. Bars are softer when left out at room temperature. For best results, store bars in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*can also use 1/2 cup of almond flour or oat flour instead of the 2/3 cup of chopped almonds

Bars are best enjoyed cooled straight from the fridge or freezer. When warmed they don't hold together as well.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake 5 Ingredient Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 granola bar (nutrition facts will vary based on ingredients))
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.