5-Ingredient Granola Bars

11 Mar

4 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 to 1 cup mini-chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts or anything you like

Heat oven to 350 & spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Press firmly into pan and bake for 16-18 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy.


33 Responses to “5-Ingredient Granola Bars”

  1. shelleyjeanerickson March 11, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Can’t wait to try this!

  2. myjoyfultoil March 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    5 ingredients!!! That is my kind of recipe!! Thanks for this! =)

  3. teen mom to teens March 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    These look delicious!! Not to mention how adorable the kids are!!
    Thanks for posting this. It’s simple and I have all the ingredients. I think tonight will be a baking night 😀
    Thanks for sharing!!

    • In Real Life March 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Awe thanks!
      They are so easy to make and you can put anything in them.

  4. sensitiveflour March 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    This is definitely going on my make list! Looks yummy. Hope you had a lovely birthday by the way.

  5. Lisa March 12, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Cant wait to make this

  6. teen mom to teens March 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I made these today. DELICIOUS!! and talk about EASY! I am all for one dish easy recipes. It is a definite keeper in our recipe book! Thanks again 🙂

    • In Real Life March 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

      I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know:)

  7. Pillows A-La-Mode March 13, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I must try this! 🙂

  8. zadista March 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Those look so yummy! I can’t wait to try these.

  9. eehbahmum March 15, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    I’m def going to try these. They look perfect for baking with little ones.

  10. Kristin March 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    I just found your blog and am having such a great time looking through everything. These granola bars look AMAZING and I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Sophie33 March 20, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    MMMMM! I must make this tasty sounding bars instantly! 🙂

    • In Real Life March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      WE just made them again, last night. We’ve been making them 1-2 a week:)

  12. jackmansjourney March 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I just popped these in the oven! I love the recipe! So easy. I added dried cranberries and sliced almonds too. Can’t wait to try them!

    • In Real Life March 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

      We just made them again and used sliced almonds, yum!

      • jackmansjourney March 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

        I put some in a mini muffin tin… they didn’t need to cook as long so they are a little well done! I need to let them cool! Thanks for a great recipe. I enjoy your blog!

      • In Real Life March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

        That’s a good idea!

  13. greenandclean March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    I am definitely making these! Yum.

  14. {Main St. Cuisine} April 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    This is another perfect after school treat. My littles would love these (especially with chocolate chips)! Simple and versatile; I think one of mine would enjoy measuring out the ingredients.

    • In Real Life April 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

      I usually make 1/2 without chocolate chips and add nuts and flax seeds for breakfast. They don’t last long around here. Our 18 month old wakes up saying “bar please”.

      • {Main St. Cuisine} April 7, 2013 at 11:06 am #

        Oh, that’s a great idea. I’ll try it that way too. My littles are headed back to school this week, which will free up some time to make these!

  15. berealyoga April 6, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    wow, do these ever sound amazing!! I can see myself waking up saying “bar please!” too!

  16. Marcella April 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    yum yum! as summer approaches and it’s time for outdoor energy snacks, I look forward to trying this!

  17. rainbow28 April 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Wow, looks yummy. Can we use caster sugar instead of brown?

    • In Real Life April 17, 2013 at 8:11 am #

      Thanks! I’ve never tried using regular sugar, so I’m not sure. You would probably need a lot less if you do.

  18. lolahbf April 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    This is the American version of what we call ‘Flapjacks’ in the UK. Whenever I’ve tried to make them, they’ve turned out rubbish. I’ll try it one more time. Plus, I have really great tasting organic honey from Africa that will make it taste AWESOME!

  19. michtsang April 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    This sounds great! Gonna be another one that my daughter would want to help out on. Cheers for visiting my blog too.

    • In Real Life April 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks:) The kids love making these with me. They especially like that they can taste everything while we’re making it.


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