These chewy no bake Sweet And Salty Granola Bars are made with dried fruit, nuts and pretzel pieces. Perfect snack for kids and adults alike!
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Sweet And Salty Granola Bars
I am so excited to finally get the courage to make granola bars from scratch. It’s the kind of snack I always think about doing but have always been afraid to try out. To be honest, these Sweet And Salty Granola Bars took me 2 tries to get it just right.
My first grader needs to bring in a lunchbox to school every day. As we roll around into February, she’s getting bored of the same ol’ snacks I pack for her. So I thought, why not put together her favorite items into one chewy bar? And that’s how these Sweet And Salty Granola Bars were born. The sweetness comes from the honey, cranberries, and dates. The saltiness comes from Pretzel flavored Goldfish crackers. Ingenious isn’t it?
Now that I made these delicious bars I can’t wait to combine different ingredients and make different flavor combinations with granola. To start, all you need are Rolled oats, cranberries, almonds, Goldfish crackers, dates, honey, vanilla and peanut butter. Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl and heat up the wet ingredients in a small saucepan. Pour the wet into the dry and mix well.
After everything is mixed, just pour the entire granola into a pan and press well. You may need some elbow grease to compact the entire mixture evenly inside the square pan. Don’t worry, that counts as your exercise for the day.
I chill it in the fridge for an hour and then cut into bars. If you’d like, you can cut into squares as well. I love how easily you can see pieces of almonds, cranberries and Goldfish crackers. It’s the perfect kid friendly snack for the lunchbox, specially for picky children like mine.
The great news? I found the big carton of Goldfish crackers on Rollback at Walmart for only $5.98 (Regular price $7.48) that means that I can make tons of granola bars! Next time I’m thinking of adding cinnamon, dried apple and walnuts. Another possibility is almond butter instead of peanut.
You can find it along with other flavors at the cracker aisle of your local Walmart. Mine were located at the bottom of the shelf.
I hope you can make this delicious and chewy no bake Sweet and Salty granola bars. If you do, please come back and let me know how they came out.
- 3 Cups Rolled Oats
- 1/4 Cups dry fruits chopped (cranberries, prunes, dates, etc)
- 1/4 Cup nuts chopped (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc)
- 1/4 Cups pretzels crushed
- 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
In a bowl, mix all the dried ingredients together until thoroughly combined
In a small saucepan, pour the honey, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir over medium-low heat until mixture heats up and become liquid
Pour the peanut butter mixture on top of the oat mixture and stir well to combine. Make sure entire granola is coated with the liquid
Place granola on an 8x8" square pan lined with parchment paper. Press well with a spoon to make sure mixture is compact and even
Refrigerate for one hour
Cut into bars
Keep in an airtight container separated with sheets of parchment paper
Sandra McCollum says
Great snack for my kids, will be trying this recipe. Thanks!
You’re very welcome Sandra!
Amber Edwards says
Those granola bars would be perfect for After school snacks too! Love the combination of sweet and salty! #client
Thank you so much Amber!
Amanda Jordan says
These look amazing. I will definitely be trying these.
Thanks Amanda! let me know how they come out!