No Bake Granola Bar Cookies ||

No Bake Granola Bar Cookies

I’m not going to lie: I love the idea of granola bars. They’re a quick and easy, go-to snack that can be made with healthy whole foods.

That being said, I am so not a fan of the whole execution of the lowly granola bar. 

No Bake Granola Bar Cookies ||

One of my favorite things about a whole foods lifestyle is that I can eat in volume. I’ve always been a huge snacker, and I truly do love to eat. I’ll grab handfuls of carrots, a side of salsa, and a giant apple for a snack and be happily munching for a half hour. When I can sit myself down in front of a 5 lb. salad and for dinner, I’m a very happy girl.

Granola bars are sort of like a one-stop shop. I can eat one of those delicious, calorically-dense bars of goodness in like three bites, max. While I love the flavors, textures, and chew, granola bars just aren’t the ideal snack for me.

Instead, I have decided to treat granola bars as…dessert! While I still can get that oaty, fruity flavor fix from these No Bake Granola Bar Cookies after dinner, I don’t need to devote my entire cherished snack time to a simple bar.

These No Bake Granola Bar Cookies literally take five whole minutes to throw together, and I can guarantee you that you will be in texture heaven with just one bite.

No Bake Granola Bar Cookies ||

I love the short ingredient list for these No Bake Granola Bar Cookies; when it comes to summer, I always live by the motto, “the easier the recipe, the better!” I threw some oats, raisins, tahini, cinnamon, and pure vanilla extract into a blender and blended until it resembled a granola bar. I love the chewiness of the oats paired with the sweetness of the raisins here, and the tahini adds some necessary richness to these dessert cookies. It’s textured perfection at it’s finest, peeps!

No Bake Granola Bar Cookies ||

And seriously: that’s all there is to this recipe! Now you have no excuse not to make these No Bake Granola Bar Cookies rightthisverysecond! And the best part? They’re COMPLETELY adaptable! Hate raisins? Throw in some dates! Want some crunch? Throw in some chopped almonds or pistachios! Not a fan of tahini? I’m sure that peanut butter or almond butter would do wonders here! Make these cookies your own, and I guarantee they’ll become a staple in your kitchen this summer!

Granola Bar Cookies

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Turn that classic snack bar into a sweet treat with these No Bake Granola Bar Cookies! They're a quick and easy summer dessert!

You'll Need...

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. rolled oats, divided
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. raisins, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. nut/seed butter (I used tahini)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • splash pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt (optional)


  1. Add 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup raisins, nut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to a small blender or food processor and blend until it comes together into a ball. Remove mixture and set in a small bowl.
  2. Mix the remaining 2 Tbsp. oats and 1 Tbsp. raisins by hand. Shape into cookies, and place in the fridge to set.

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  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    yum! im the same, i LOVE to sit and eat and its such a problem for me sometimes. I laughed out loud at your 5lb salad comment. that would be wonderfully massive

    • Reply Alexa [] June 30, 2015 at 1:03 PM

      Right?! I’m glad I’m not the only one out there specializing in volume eating ;) If you’re ever in Pittsburgh, you must find a Hello Bistro – you get to create your own GIANT chopped salad with unlimited ingredients. It’s heaven!

  • Reply Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 29, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Classic and delicious! I could eat so many of these in one sitting. Yikes!

    • Reply Alexa [] June 30, 2015 at 1:02 PM

      Thanks so much, Dani! I am the same way – it’s a good thing that this recipe makes a small batch!

  • Reply Sarah June 30, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    These look great! I love the idea of tahini here– I never would’ve thought of that.

    • Reply Alexa [] July 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM

      Thank you so much, Sarah! I absolutely love using tahini! It adds such a subtle richness and nuttiness to everything!

  • Reply Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness July 2, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Nothing beats no bake treats in the summer… and these look so so yummy!!!

    • Reply Alexa [] July 3, 2015 at 1:29 AM

      Thank you so much, Jen & Emily! No bake treats are a go-to in my household in the summers!

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  • Reply Beth March 27, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Alexa – Delish!! Makes me comfortable to give my little guy cookies because it’s all healthy! 😍

    • Reply Alexa [] March 27, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Yay!! I’m so happy you guys like these :) They’re so easy, and great to keep around for a quick and delicious snack!

  • Reply The Girl In The Purple Sweater June 18, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    I agree! The less, the better. Your bars look scrumptious. Instead of tahini, I use some almond butter and half an orange juice in mine.

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