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Clean Out Your Pantry No Bake Granola Bar Recipe

Clean Out Your Pantry Granola Bars

This easy, no bake granola bar recipe is the perfect solution for using up all those odds and ends taking up space in your pantry. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy snack recipe, granola bar
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 212 kcal


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup nuts, roughly chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.
  • 3/4 cup miscellaneous add-ins coconut flakes, chocolate chips, marshmallows, sprinkles, whatever you have in your pantry you want to get rid of


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan combine honey, butter, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt. Allow mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts and add-ins. Pour honey mixture over the top and stir to combine. Make sure none of the oats are dry.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and press mixture into pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into desired size bars. Store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

These bars are easily frozen and will last quite a while in the fridge. I tried this recipe with both agave nectar and maple syrup in place of the honey. While the bars tasted delicious, they did not hold together as well as they did with the honey.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Out Your Pantry Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.