No Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

by Tonya Staab
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These homemade no-bake gluten-free granola bars are full of rolled oats, chocolate chips, and are soft and chewy.

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We go through a LOT of granola bars in our house! 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 more expensive I’ve taken to making our own occasionally.

Making gluten-free granola bars calls for a lot of rolled outs. Oats are another staple in our house. Jay and I eat oatmeal for breakfast, and I often use oats when baking.

homemade granola bars with chocolate chips on a wire rack

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

homemade granola bars cut into rectangles on a cutting board

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Line a brownie pan or baking tray with parchment paper or foil.
  3. Add oats to a large bowl. Crush rice cereal just a little and mix into the oats. Set aside.
  4. Over high heat on the stove whisk together the coconut milk, coconut oil, brown sugar, butter, honey, and salt until completely combined and smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and mix into the oats.
  6. Set aside to cool before adding chocolate chips and coconut.
  7. Press mixture firmly into the base of the pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  8. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container.
oats in a measuring cup on a white counter
a bowl of oats, a lined baking pan, and a cup of sugar
oat and chocolate chip mixture pressed into a baking pan
homemade granola bars cut into rectangles on a cutting board

Why you should add oats to your diet

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 find 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? They are considered a superfood.

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

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

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1 comment

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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