Make Your Own Granola Bars

homemade granola bar recipe

Granola Bars

It's easy and budget friendly to make your own granola bars...even better, you'll know exactly what's in them. These homemade chewy granola bars will cost less than $2 for 18 bars. You likely have the ingredients in your pantry, so what are you waiting for? Bake a healthy lunch snack for your kids today!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 18
Author Kristl Story,


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup raisins craisins, chocolate chips, M&M's, nuts, flaxseeds or whatever you like.


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Press into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for about 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Cool 5 minutes and cut into rectangles.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

recipe adapted from Kroger


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11 years ago

That’s exactly why when I have the time I like to make my own stuff–because I know exactly what’s in them. I’m still trying to figure out lower sugar options of all of these, though. So, if you ever try it or find a good recipe, let me know!

11 years ago

That’s really inexspensive! Great idea.
Thanks for sharing.

11 years ago

Wow! I don’t think those can get any simpler and my kids love the ones from the store!

11 years ago

These look so easy to make. thanks for the share!

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