Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)

These bars are a perfectly portable snack you can prep on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week. Wrap leftovers tightly in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge. The bars will continue to firm up as they chill.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.

Step 2

Combine peanut butter, honey, and dates in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until peanut butter melts, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture; stir well to combine. Spread mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; press firmly to form a compact, even layer. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 12 bars.

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious but fragile

July 20, 2015
The combination of ingredients for these granola bars is delicious! Keeping them together, though, was a challenge. I even tried freezing for twice the time and got the same result, also trying one batch with peanut butter and one batch with almond butter. Maybe I'll add some more honey next time. 

We love these!

August 19, 2015
It took me 2 stores to find the new Cheerios flavor but overall these were very easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly. To keep it from falling apart, I pressed the mixture with a heavy spatula before putting it in the freezer. Even after several hours, they are staying together without any trouble.

Better than expected!

January 10, 2016
The serving size is impossible!  Love the peanut-buttery goodness.  Very satisfying.  I didn't have any problems with them holding together.  I made sure to press it down hard with a flat metal spatula before putting them in the freezer.  Would make again.

Delicious Homemade Granola Bars!!

July 21, 2016
Loved the recipe!! Used almonds instead of pistachios. Pulsed mine in food processor. Kids think they dislike nuts, but can never tell when I pulse them. Also, I doubled the batch and used blue agave instead of honey. Works well with just 1/3 cup agave (or even less). Kids liked them too! Made 14 granola sized bars in a 13x9 dish. Held up well!