No Bake Molasses Granola Bars | © 2014 |

These granola bars were adapted from No-Bake Granola Bars from David Lebovitz. They are soft, chewy, but won't stick to your teeth, sweetened with molasses and rich in nutrients and fiber. These make-ahead granola bars travel well and are perfect for the office or on-the-go breakfast.

  • 130 g Porridge oats
  • 40 g Sesame seeds, toasted
  • 60 g Almonds, roughly chopped
  • 75 g Roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 50 g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 80 g Dried physalis
  • 70 g Dried prunes, quartered
  • 65 g Creamy peanut butter
  • 110 g Molasses
  1. Line a 12x28-cm rectangular or 24-cm square-shaped pan with plastic wrap. Place sesame seeds in a small oil-water-free pan over medium heat. Shake the pan so that they are evenly spread in a thin layer. Toast, stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon, for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden brown. Transfer them into into a bowl. Add oats, chopped almonds, peanuts, chocolates and dried fruits. Set aside.
  2. Heat peanut butter and molasses in a saucepan, stirring until warm, but not boiling. Pour the mixture into the oat mixture. Stir until completely incorporated.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and press it down until uniformly flattened. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove and cut into slices. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Medeja 17/2/14 06:31

I would love something chewy sweet but not sticky like these bars :D

Elzbieta Hester 17/2/14 08:22

They look perfect...and they won't stick to your teeth! Great to take with you in the car! :) ela

Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/2/14 09:34

A great idea! I'm bookmarking this recipe.



Sokehah Cheah 17/2/14 10:09

This serves as a nutritious breakfast and perfect as a snack... thanks for sharing!

thecompletecookbook 17/2/14 11:02

What heavenly granola bars Angie. Think I would have a problem eating just one at a time.
Have a super week ahead.
:-) Mandy ox

Jasna Varcakovic 17/2/14 11:28

All ingredients are awesomely good; no need to bake is just another bonus!

Munatycooking 17/2/14 11:38

My favorite ingredients in one bar! I have to make a batch :)

GG 17/2/14 12:12

These look really delicious, we're about to go off to see the Glam Parisian, but we're going to take the Channel tunnel and drive. These would be perfect for a 5 hour journey in the car to keep us going. GG

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 17/2/14 12:23

I would love to find these in my lunch box and so crunchy too.

kitchen flavours 17/2/14 12:51

These look wonderful! Perfect for snacking anytime of the day!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 17/2/14 13:03

Oh I made ones very similar and the're awesome. I'll keep on experimenting for sure and I'll try your recipe as well :)

sophiesfoodiefiles 17/2/14 13:13

Waw, Angie! Your bars look freaking delicious! I only recently discovered molasses, it is an aquired taste , I think ! I love it but in moderation, of course! Yummm! Great to take with you on a long walk in the woods! xx

Alida 17/2/14 13:27

I love them! I am a big fun of granola. Really nice Angie! Have a nice week X

Ashley 17/2/14 13:40

I love homemade granola bars! They really are the perfect snack or on-the-go breakfast! These look delicious!

Queen of Quinoa 17/2/14 14:30

I love no-bake granola bars and these just jumped to the top of my must-make list! They're packed with healthy ingredients and would a great on-the-go breakfast or an easy snack. Thanks for sharing! Your photos are also stunning :)

Shashi Charles 17/2/14 14:49

WOW - these bars look heavenly - so love the sesame seeds in them!

Jenn C 17/2/14 14:51

I love the idea of not having to bake the granola bars! This sounds so simple and so delicious!!

Ann Low 17/2/14 15:03

Angie, these bars look so perfect for my whole day snack! Yummy!!

fimère .b 17/2/14 16:23

très gourmand et délicieux j'adore
bonne journée

Rosita Vargas 17/2/14 16:31

Se ve muy delicioso,saludable y bien Gourmet,abrazos.

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 17/2/14 16:36

So easy that there's no excuse to enjoy something yummy and healthy.

Susan 17/2/14 16:40

Would porridge oats be the same as our "Old Fashioned"? These bars look amazing and so full of healthy flavor! XOXO

Pam 17/2/14 17:12

I have a feeling my kids would LOVE these!

Mijú 17/2/14 17:18

Unas fotos fantásticas :=)
Un saludito

lisa is cooking 17/2/14 18:02

Two things I love: molasses and granola bars! These are perfect for a quick breakfast.

Gina Stanley 17/2/14 18:55

I saw those granola bars and wanted to make a batch soon, I like the twist you put on them. I may have to run to the store instead of my plan of lounging all day. Have a great week Angie.

Vicki Bensinger 17/2/14 19:22

I love that you don't have to bake these granola bars. My favorite ones to purchase are Kind Bars but have since learned to duplicate them to some degree. I'd much rather make my own than buy them so I know exactly what's in them. These sound like a recipe I'll need to try. I'm sure my family will be a fan of them. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Schneider 17/2/14 19:44

@Susan Susan, porridge oats are fine flakes. I believe that old fashioned ones are relatively thicker and coarser.

Liz Berg 17/2/14 23:19

These look like fantastic granola bars...healthy and full of yummy fruits, seeds and nuts!

Chris Scheuer 18/2/14 00:35

Wow Angie, these are just loaded with delicious ingredients. I love that you don't have to bake them, how perfect for the warm months. Well, warm and cold months, they sound perfect any time of the year!

Anne Regalado 18/2/14 00:53

These look wonderful , Angie ! No-bake is a plus :D

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 18/2/14 02:28

I love the idea of not having to turn on the oven to make these healthy bars Angie! Great snack to have on hand.

Lady Lilith 18/2/14 02:53

I like the no bake part. The oven is always full cooking so having one or two things that do not need it is amazing.

Yelena Strokin 18/2/14 03:29

Love every ingredient in your granola bars. Must try them!! Thank you!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 18/2/14 05:39

These sound great but i am wondering what physalis is and where it goes into this. You stump em every time, Angie!

Erin | The Law Students Wife 18/2/14 06:07

Snack time is one of my favorite times of day, and I'm always looking for new ideas. I bet the molasses has such a deep, rich flavor!

Von 18/2/14 06:26

I was eating a muesli bar the other day at work, and my boss asked me if I was eating bird food lol..... wait til I make these! haha....they look amazing- healthy and tasty!

Katerina 18/2/14 08:52

I love the fact that they are no bake and they look so crunchy and healthy!

Mich PieceofCake 18/2/14 09:16

Love the fact that these bars are sugar free!

Indrė 18/2/14 09:55

These looks lovely. Two days ago I just made a batch of granola - maybe I have to transfer them in to bars so I'd be able to take them for works. Thanks for reminding me ;)

Angie Schneider 18/2/14 10:38

@Abbe@This is How I CookPhysalis are the cape gooseberries. I got them from aldi.

Blog do Chocolate 18/2/14 10:57

Hello Angie,

These bars are fantastic and perfect to carry on our bags to everywhere, and no sugar on them... great ! :)


Kelly 18/2/14 11:33

These look awesome Angie! I love granola bars especially chewy ones and these no bake ones sound perfect! Love all the ingredients in here, thanks for sharing :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 18/2/14 11:45

After ate this bars, sure full of energy!

wok with ray 18/2/14 13:22

I love granola bars. Chewy, sweet, and just delicious snack.

Barbara 18/2/14 14:59

Great ingredients in your bars, Angie. While I am not a great granola fan, my daughter is.. so I make some every time she visits. These will go on my list!

scrambledmegs 18/2/14 15:10

love the idea of homemade bars. this looks amazing. thanks for sharin. it's been while since i've been in blog world!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 18/2/14 16:10

Love this granola bars, way better than the crap they sell. And bonus for no baking. A the magic of molasses! Great pics!

Geraldine Saucier 18/2/14 17:06

These granola bars look delicious. I am always looking for recipes for on the go eating. Thanks for sharing:)

Catherine 18/2/14 17:19

Dear Angie, These granola bars look wonderful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Monica 18/2/14 17:58

I've been reading David Lebovitz' saga for the perfect granola bars for so long. Glad to see these are so good. Love all the good stuff in them!

Asha Shivakumar 18/2/14 19:46

It's always a nice thing when it is easy, healthy and when it is a no bake. Absolutely a great recipe Angie, as always. Pinning.

Guru Uru 18/2/14 21:14

No bake and simple, I love these bars :D

Choc Chip Uru

afracooking 18/2/14 22:05

These look amazing! I have to admit that I am not a breakfast person, so some granola bars look like too much work for me (not even to make, even just to eat ;-> ) but these look amazing!

Juliana 19/2/14 00:56

These bars look great Angie...I like them crunchy...yum!
Have a great week :D

motherrimmy 19/2/14 04:24

I've been missing out on your recipes these past few weeks that I've been under the weather. These bars look terrific, but I'm going to have to Google Dried physalis. I'm not sure I've seen it in my grocery.

Amy 19/2/14 04:30

This is such a fun and delicious way to fuel up. :) Can't wait to try it.

Kiran @ 19/2/14 05:27

Delicious use of molasses in these yummy bars :)

Viviane 19/2/14 05:32

Another great no-bake treat from the fabulous Angie! Thanks for sharing, my dear.

Elisabeth Pregadio 19/2/14 06:31

Crunchy, and super delicious granola bars...the best part-NO BAKE! So easy to make and so much better than 'store bought' (sorry for not commenting sooner; just haven't been able go around commenting for a few days)

Lisa H. 19/2/14 08:53

Little bites full of goodness, love it, even better ~ no bake and will not stick to my teeth

Amy (Savory Moments) 19/2/14 12:53

These look like a nice change-up from the usual granolas I make. I like that they are sweetened with molasses and that they are no bake!

dentistvschef 19/2/14 12:59

Sounds easy and preety delicious...
you always impressed me with your healthy bites recipe Angie!!!

Joanne 19/2/14 13:36

I love that the molasses adds both nutrition and great flavor!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 19/2/14 16:44

Prunes and chocolate…they have to be good.

Nisa Homey 19/2/14 18:29

Love these healthy granola bars....perfect snack on the go!

Dawn Yucuis 20/2/14 04:52

These granola bars sound yummy. It's nice that you don't have to bake them. I love the nut and fruit combination.

Kathy 20/2/14 13:07

Oh Angie, These look wonderfully delicious! Love all the ingredients…yum!

Shibi Thomas 20/2/14 17:11

The bars look perfect and came out with a clean cut. I would love to try it with almond butter since we love almond butter over peanut butter. Thanks for sharing!!!

Hema 20/2/14 17:17

These bars look simply superb Angie, and so easy to make too..

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 20/2/14 17:59

These granola bars look great and I especially love that they are no bake!

Jennifer Kendall 20/2/14 18:16

these granola bars look sooooo good - definitely need to make some soon, such a great snack!

the Squishy Monster 20/2/14 20:55

I've been searching high and low for a perfect granola bar recipe and I think I've found it!!

grace 20/2/14 21:36

lots of great things contained within these bars, angie! they look perfect!

Mary Frances 20/2/14 23:43

I love all the unprocessed ingredients and that they aren't too sweet!

Judit & Corina @WineDineDaily 20/2/14 23:56

These bars look wonderful Angie! We could eat them the whole day long....

tigerfish 21/2/14 01:55

No-bake? Wow. I wonder if the no-bake would work for rolled oats. Maybe I have to "grind" the rolled oats into porridge oats?

Beth 21/2/14 04:07

These sound delicious. What a healthy snack!

Jean | 21/2/14 05:02

Angie, these look terrific! Just what I need to make for my husband to take on hikes. As soon as I get over this cold ...

Julia | 21/2/14 05:38

I want these granola bars in my lunch bag they look so good!

Cass @foodmyfriend 21/2/14 11:03

These are awesome Angie. I love them :)

Michael Toa 21/2/14 12:47

They look wonderful! and I even though I love baking, every now and then it's nice to have no-baking-required treats. yum.

Christine Ho 21/2/14 15:27

Angie, healthy and yummy treat again. Love it.

Gwen 21/2/14 19:37

This is perfect for an grab and go snack for me and my kiddos!

Cathleen 21/2/14 20:31

I am craving this so much! This looks fantastic!

Reeni 22/2/14 03:24

These have so many good things in them Angie! I love that they're no bake! I could snack on them all day long.

mjskit 22/2/14 04:50

Peanut butter and molasses!!! You are a girl after my heart! Love these granola bars and the fact that they are no-cook makes them even better. :)

Asmita 22/2/14 13:47

Gorgeous bars! Would love some anytime of the day. Perfect to keep in the bag when on the go when hunger strikes. YUMMY!

Roz 23/2/14 18:33

Perfect granola bars Angie, and I love the idea of making them at home so that there are no preservatives in them! Great for people like me who are always on the run! I'm saving this recipe and pinning it too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/2/14 18:16

Your version of these delicious no bake granola bars sounds delicious, Angie! I need to make another batch - I ate all of mine :)

[Reply] 25/2/14 15:44

I am so pinning and making this during the week. Next trip to the store I need to get my dried fruit staples so this will be in the menu very soon :-)

Terra 26/2/14 05:18

You will start to see healthier recipes on my site.....with unhealthy once in a while! I had to make a diet change, big changes:-) Your granola bars would be perfect to make with my crazy schedule! Yum, Hugs, Terra

Koko 26/2/14 23:11

Huge fan of all the healthful ingredients in these bars! So much better than store-bought :-)

Lynn 28/2/14 04:31

These look seriously delicious, Angie.

My Little Space 4/3/14 05:00

Angie, I love how you made this granola with the Chinese way. Just like making those Chinese rice pop (mi chang). And very very healthy too.

Tessa 15/8/14 05:06

Gorgeous bars Angie! I love that they are no bake!


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