Misc | March 9, 2018

No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

I’ve always loved granola bars.  In college I would carry them in my backpack for an quick and easy snack – and now I carry them in my purse to tide me over while I’m out shopping, or to hand to my little boys if their tummies start to growl.

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars in a white bowl wrapped with baking parchment and tied with string

Better For You

Homemade granola bars have half of the ingredients you find in a store bought granola bar, they are easy to make (my kind of food), and DELICIOUS! When Dole asked us if we wanted to partner with them to create a snack hack using some of their products – I knew these granola bars would be a perfect fit!  While these bars do have sugar, they are still a better for you option because we’ve nixed all of the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars wrapped with baking parchment

No Bake

These guys are a no bake version, which I love. Anytime I can avoid turning on the oven, I’m all in.  Because they are no bake – they aren’t going to have as firm of a texture as a baked bar.  These a chewy and delicious.  I like to wrap them in parchment paper so they keep their shape.

Two packets of Dole raisins on a white surface used to make Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

Dole Raisins

For my add ins I used Dole raisins.  I did half golden and half regular raisins for some variety.  I love how plump and delicious these guys are, and I love that they come in a zipper bag so that they stay nice and fresh.  My kids love raisins, so these are the perfect addition to our granola bars.

A close up of Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars in a white bowl

A Perfect After School Snack

A homemade granola bar and a glass of milk is the perfect after school snack for my kids.  These bars have peanut butter in them, so they have a bit of protein to keep my kids satisfied until dinner.  These are also a great option for me, for the same reasons.

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars in a bowl with homemade wrappers

This post was created in partnership with Dole Sunshine.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Like a visual?  I made a how to video of these No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars for you guys.  Hope you enjoy!

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Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars
No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars
Prep Time
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Easy no bake granola bars that are healthy and delicious. Perfect for snacking of breakfast on the go!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola Bars, No Bake Granola
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Kadee
  1. In a large bowl combine oats, chia, walnuts, and raisins.
  2. In a small bowl combine butter, vanilla, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter.  Whisk to combine.
  3. Add butter mixture to oat mixture.  Stir until well combined.

  4. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Flatten mixture into the bottom.
  5. Freeze for 90 minutes.

  6. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 193mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 26g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.