dairy free granola bars on a plate

No Bake Dairy Free Granola Bars

These dairy free granola bars are a perfect snack. Rich peanut butter and sweet honey are mixed with oats and rice cereal, and a little chocolate of course!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free granola bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 18 small bars
Calories 172 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 12 small)
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal (check brand to ensure gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips


  1. Place the dates and hot water in a food processor. Pulse several times until the dates start to break down into a paste-like consistency.
  2. Mix the date paste in a large mixing bowl with the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir in the rolled oats, rice krispies cereal, chia seeds, and salt.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. If desired, you can put in half the chocolate chips and then press the other half on the top – your call.
  4. Pour the mixture into an 8x8 pan lined with wax paper. Press the mixture down firmly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 18 small bars, 12 medium size bars, or 9 large square granola bars.

Nutrition analysis (per bar, assumes 18 servings):

172 calories, 9 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 114 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 4 g protein, Vitamin A: 1%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 3%, Iron: 8%