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No-Bake Granola Bars

These quick and easy, six-ingredient bars make the perfect after school snack — and don't contain any of the added sugars often found in store-bought varieties.
a stack of homemade granola bars
  • Makes 16 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 0 minutes


  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Blend the Medjool dates in food processor until smooth. Add the cashews, oats, nut butter, and maple syrup. Blend until sticky. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Press onto parchment paper and flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 16 squares.
Store chilled in an airtight container.

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