Think outside the box.
Who doesn’t love granola bars? They’re a healthy, quick, and easy way to bring a little energy to your day. Store bought granola bars can not only be expensive, but they’re also chock full of artificial ingredients that will do you more harm than good. No fear—we’ve brought you 12 fool-proof healthy bar recipes that are sure to bring a smile to your face!
Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
Let the power of dark chocolate and cherries tempt your taste buds in this delectable recipe. Oats, sunflower seeds and almonds provide the fuel you need to keep you going all day long.
Get the recipe: Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
Savory Curry Granola Bars
Here’s a flavor combination we hadn’t thought of before! The hints of curry powder that you’ll find throughout this bar give an unexpectedly wonderful kick to the combination of cashews, coconut, dried mango, and pistachios.
Get the recipe: Savory Curry Granola Bar
Simply Cinnamon Granola Bar
This is a great basic granola bar recipe. It’s got oats and almonds for stability and depth, but can be customized with any of your favorites—chocolate chips, dried fruits, or your favorite nuts and seeds.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Granola Bars
Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars
Finally, an excuse for chocolate. Don’t be fooled by how decadent these bars look—they’ve got a healthy helping of nuts and seeds and are gluten free/vegan. Make a huge batch and throw them in the freezer for a quick treat!
Get the recipe: Granola Bars with Nuts, Seeds, and a Dark Chocolate Dip
Cranberry Apple Granola Bars
These two favorite fruits play a starring role in these chewy bars. These would be perfect for kids, but they’ve got a spot in your grown-up lunch box, too.
Get the recipe: Apple-Cran Granola Bars
Cake Batter Granola Bars
Have your cake and eat it, too! These colorful and sweet granola bars might be more dessert than anything else, but we’re not going to judge you if you indulge in a few.
Get the recipe: Cake Batter Granola Bars
Trail Mix Granola Bars
Let this sweet and salty mix tantalize your taste buds! These no-bake granola bars are a snap to whip up and it’s oh-so-easy to have a few on hand for when your hangry side comes out.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Sweet and Salty Trail Mix Granola Bars
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Despite their sweet exterior, each of these bars packs a full 20 grams of protein. Make yours in just five minutes for the ultimate power boost.
Get the recipe: Extra Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Paleo Granola Bars
If you’re looking for energy without all the carbs, allow us to introduce you to this next granola bar recipe. Nuts and seeds provide this bar with its base, with hints of sweetness from shredded coconut and maple syrup.
Get the recipe: Easy Low Carb Granola Bars
Homemade CLIF Bars
If you’re a fan of those addictive CLIF bars, learn to make your own! These bars feature all natural peanut butter, Medjool dates, flaxseed meal, honey, and lots of other wholesome deliciousness.
Get the recipe: DIY Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bars
Have a nut allergy? Don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered! These adorable granola bars are gluten free and don’t require any baking. What more could you ask for?
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free No-Bake Granola Bars
Nobody said eating healthy had to be boring. Spice up your granola bar life with these dense and chocolatey bars, topped with sea salt and almonds. So good, you’ll feel like you’re cheating.
Get the recipe: Salted Chocolate Almond No-Bake Granola Bars