Homemade Organic Granola Bars Recipe

Organic Granola Bars Recipe

Granola Bars are a big snack time favorite around the Hatland house. Though if you have ever taken the time to read some of the brands you find on the shelf at your local grocer, you just maybe a little disappointed in the ingredients. What is the magical solution if we as parents don’t like what our kids are putting in their mouths? We rewrite the recipe to create a delicious, healthy for you creation!

Homemade Organic Granola Bars


Ingredients (must include list):

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup water

Mix & match ingredients (you choose!):

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
  • 1/4 cup pecans, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

In process


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
  2. After selecting from the ‘Mix & match’ ingredients, stir them 2-3 at a time into the now sticky mixture.
  3. Smush into large 9×12″ pan.
  4. Place in fridge for one hour.
  5. Cut into squares
  6. Enjoy!

Tip: Bars may be wrapped individually in plastic wrap and frozen.

Bars In Pan



  1. M.Clark says

    Looking at the ingredients I think these granola bars will taste great. I cannot wait to try this, thank for sharing this recipe.

  2. Sally T. says

    The recipe sounds so good.I like the fact that you can pick and choose the things that you
    like.I think it is good to show all the products from Trader Joes,because thats
    where I shop.

  3. Brigid OHara Koshko says

    Thank you for this recipe! My kids love granola but I hate to buy commercial brands because they are loaded with sugar and preservatives. This is an awesome alternative and my kids can help me make it.

  4. Laurie P says

    This looks great. I love coming across new granola recipes. Especially love that you included dates!

  5. April Farley says

    I whipped some up this morning as I was checking this recipe out last night on your face book page. I must say they were wonderful. Not too soft not too hard. A big hit with the entire fam. Thanks for sharing !

  6. Miranda McCallister says

    I’ve attempted making granola bars in the past. they just turned out a goey mess. Maybe this one will work for me.

  7. Dorothy Boucher says

    this is yummy, definitely will be making these.. I don’t know how much money I have been spending on bars for me and family my grandchildren eat them up, don’t know why i didn’t just do this before , Dah !! loll
    thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  8. Jennifer Pruneda says

    This sounds like a really great recipe my kids love granola bars but it can get really expensive when your trying to feed 5 kids. Not to mention my 14yr old son can go through 2 boxes in a day so this sounds like a great way to save money and to feed them a healthier snack.

  9. Sue E says

    We usually have granola bars for treats in our home. The recipe is something like making Rice Krispies treats & we love making and eating them! I am copying & pasting this in a Word Doc so that I can share it with others in an email as an attachment. THANKS so much!

  10. lisa says

    It can be intimidating, trying to read the food labels. I prefer to know what I’m eating. With all of the preservatives put in food, who knows what that’s doing to your body? Fresh is best!

  11. Linda Manns Linneman says

    I really like granola bars for a quick pick me up. These sound really good. I will give them a try

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This looks so good! I already make a version of “Lara Bars” forHubz’ lunches….this one looks likea great way to change things up.

  13. Cami says

    Yum! I was just looking for a granola bar recipe that I could send in my kids’ lunch boxes. This is perfect! I love that it is sweetened only with honey and fruit.

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