These no-bake gluten-free granola bars are full of rolled oats, and are soft and chewy.

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We eat a ton of granola bars here, the kids take them to school for snacks a few times a week and they are a staple in our pantry. With the cost of gluten-free bars being so much more expensive than regular ones though I've decided it's time to try my hand at making them from scratch.

Of course making gluten-free granola bars calls for rolled oats and lots of them. Oats are another staple in our house, oatmeal is a staple breakfast item and I often use oats in cooking. Did you know oats are considered a superfood?

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These granola bars are soft and chewy. I plan on trying a baked version too.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter
  • pinch of salt

  No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Line a brownie pan or baking tray with parchment paper or foil.

Add oats to a large bowl. Crush rice cereal just a little and mix into the oats. Set aside.

No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Over high heat on the stove whisk together the coconut milk, coconut oil, brown sugar, butter, honey and salt until completely combined and smooth. Remove from heat and mix into the oats. Set aside to cool before adding chocolate chips and coconut.

Press mixture firmly into the base of the pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Cut into bars and store in an airtight container.

No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Enjoy!

No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

If you haven't seen it, Sam's Club Healthy Living Made Simple magazine is full of great tips for keeping you healthy all year long. In the current issue on page 32 you will also find some great information about oatmeal along with three delicious recipes, loaded granola cookies, oatmeal 'risotto' and an oatmeal fruit smoothie.

Did you know that a diet containing oats can improve blood pressure control, and an increase in oats may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

You can find oats in the cereal aisle at Sam's Club, we love the brown sugar oatmeal, it's a breakfast favorite.

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They also have a great gluten-free rolled oats available on-line.

 

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Lori Pace April 27, 2015 - 6:24 am

I am so going to have to try these!! My kids love granola bars too! #client

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