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Microwave Granola Bars (No Bake)

No bake granola bars are super easy to make and use only a few ingredients. They are naturally dairy free and can be made gluten free with zero effort. This recipe is extremely easy to customize to your own tastes and preferences, making microwave granola bars one of the absolute best options for breakfast or simple snack meal prepping!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 1x
  • Category: meatless
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 2 cups puffed cereal
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/2 cup mini choclate chips


  1. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil leaving a 2-inch overhang. In a large mixing bowl, toss together oats and puffed cereal
  2. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and salt. Microwave mixture for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add vanilla and stir to incorporate
  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and toss well to evenly coat. Add chocolate chips or nuts or any ingredients you’re adding in and gently fold into the mixture
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, firmly press mixture into an even layer. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 15 minutes or chill in refrigerator 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Lift bars from dish using foil overhang and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Gluten free no bake granola bars: To make this recipe gluten free just make sure the puffed rice cereal you use is gluten free and make the recipe as normal.