This Tropical Fruit No Bake Granola Bar recipe is great for breakfast or after school snacks! It’s seriously the BEST granola bar ever!
So, it’s Back to School time, and I don’t know what to do with all this FREE time I have! Oh, wait…I have a one-year-old. I have no free time. And for some reason, it feels like things get busier during school, right? The hardest part for me is eating healthy and making sure my kids eat healthy…and that’s why I made this incredibly easy Tropical Fruit No Bake Granola Bars! It only takes a few minutes to make these and they are THE BEST granola bars ever!
When I was looking up No Bake Granola Bar Recipes, almost every recipe had peanut butter and chocolate chips. There’s nothing wrong with peanut butter and chocolate chips, but I wanted something different. I love the Bob’s Red Mill Oats because they’re so versatile, so I thought I might as well change things up a bit! I found this recipe and I knew it would translate really well for these granola bars. The kids have been taking these to school all week and I have to say that they’re a huge success!
Tropical No Bake Granola Bar
- 1 c. crispy rice cereal
- 2 c. Red Mill Quick Rolled Oats
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1 tsp. coconut flavoring
- 1/4 c. dried pineapple
- 1/4 c. dried mango
- 1/4 c. macadamia nuts, chopped
- Combine oats and crispy rice cereal in a bowl.
- In a small pan, melt butter on medium heat, then add sugar and honey.
- Cook until it bubbles, then turn heat down to low and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Stir in coconut flavoring, then pour over the oat and cereal mixture.
- Once combined, transfer to a pan and press down until bars are about 1/2 inch thick.
- Let set for a couple of hours, then cut up and serve!
I’ve been on a macadamia nut kick lately and these (and my Chocolate Macadamia Ice Cream Pie) really help curb the craving. You can change them up like I did, too. Add dried papayas or apples, try pecans instead of macadamia nuts (BUT, WHY??)! I love that with these, I know exactly what’s going in them. I kept the ingredients simple, like dried fruit, nuts, cereal and Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats (make sure you get the quick cooking for a no bake granola bar and use THIS COUPON for a discount). As you may know, Rolled Oats are great source of fiber and bonus if you’re an adult can reduce cholesterol!
I also created some free lunch box printables to go along with these. My kids have to take a snack to school everyday and I think these will make snack time fun! I think they’re pretty clever, if I do say so myself. After you cut up the bars, wrap them in saran wrap, then wrap the patterned printable around the middle of each granola bar, then tie the tag to it with a piece of baker’s twine. Or you can just tie the tag without the pattern!
Download the FREE Lunch Box Printables Below:
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