Easy No Bake Bars

Bars are popular because they’re a quick, portable snack. But you can save money and customize them to your taste and preference with these easy, no bake bars.

These recipes include:

  • Chocolate Chia Bars
  • M&M Bars
  • Date and Almond Bars
  • Raisin and Almond Bars

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy snack recipes, too!

Tips for DIY Bars!

Some quick tips to make your bars even easier to make:

  1. Grease measuring cups before measuring sticky ingredients such as peanut butter or honey.
  2. If your recipe calls for dates and your dates feel dry and hard, you can soak them in water for 10 minutes, then drain before using.
  3. Line your pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap to easily lift out bars.
  4. To create uniform bars, press the bar mixture in a pan with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  5. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.

Easy No Bake Bars

If you’ve ever skipped breakfast in favor of a few extra minutes of sleep, you know how it feels to be hungry at work.

We teamed up with Quill to create this infographic on a handful of go-to, easy, no bake bar recipes that don’t require a ton of prep or cooking time so you can feel full and well-rested.

Chocolate Chia Bars

Chocolate Chia Bars

No Bake Chocolate Chia Bars

Yield: 14

Easy no-bake chocolate chia bars.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups packed, pitted dates,
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • ½ cup whole chia seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon unrefined sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place dates in blender or food processor and puree until a thick paste forms.
  2. Add the walnuts and mix to combine.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a thick dough forms.
  4. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Firmly press to mixture into the pan.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a few hours.
  6. Lift the mixture off the pan and cut into 14 bars.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

M&M Bars

No Bake M&M Bars

Yield: 9

Easy No Bake M&M Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, oatmeal and vanilla.
  2. Add coconut flakes, ground flax seeds, chocolate chips and mini M&Ms and fold until combined
  3. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the pan.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the pan and chop into 9 squares.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

Date and Almond Bars

Date and Almond Bars

No Bake Date and Almond Bars

Yield: 10

Easy No-Bake Date and Almond Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup packed dates, pitted
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Process dates in a food processor until it forms into a ball.
  2. Place oats, almonds and dates in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Warm maple syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir, pour over the oat mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the pan.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan and chop into 10 even bars.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

Raisin and Almond Bars

No Bake Raisin and Almond Bars

No Bake Raisin and Almond Bars

Yield: 6

Easy, No Bake Raisin and Almond Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is uniform. Scrape the edges as needed.
  2. Scoop the mixture into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap and press into an even layer.
  3. Cover and freeze about one hour.
  4. Use the plastic wrap to remove the mixture and then cut into six bars.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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