Trail Mix Granola Bars


Last Updated on August 18, 2022

These no-bake trail mix granola bars are the best breakfast or snack bars to make this week! Packed with whole grains, omega-3 fats and plant-based protein, and made with the simplest ingredients.

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars are such a convenient snack or breakfast to have on hand. They’re crunchy, chewy, and filled with so much flavor.

These bars are plant-based and gluten-free, and have been the perfect pre-workout snack these last few days.

Trail Mix Granola Bars

The chia seeds, tahini and walnuts add fiber and fat to this recipe- both of which help keep you full. They also add the perfect crunch and flavor while helping to bind these bars together.

How to make homemade trail mix granola bars

These no-bake granola bars come together so easily, and are made with just a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

Rolled Oats- oats are a rich source of fiber, protein and iron. They’re loaded with important vitamins and minerals, like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and folate 

Crispy rice cereal for added texture

Walnuts & Pumpkin seeds, for an added crunch and omega-3 fats

Chia Seeds- the chia seeds help bind these bars together, but also add a boost of fat and protein

Tahini-  tahini replaces some of the oil in this recipe and adds the most delicious nutty flavor

Pure Maple Syrup

Coconut Oil- refined coconut oil is my go-to for baking. It has almost no smell or taste, compared to virgin coconut oil which has a rich coconut flavor. Either one would work well, but your bars may taste more like coconut if you use a virgin oil

Chocolate chips and dried cranberries for added flavor

These bars are so easy to make, and really taste store-bought. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container, or can be frozen for 3 months. 

I can’t wait for you guys to try them!

Trail Mix Granola Bars

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Trail Mix Granola Bars

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Course: Snacks


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  • 2 cups 2 rolled oats

  • 1 cup 1 crispy rice cereal

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 walnuts, chopped

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 tahini

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chocolate chips, plus more to top

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • Pinch salt


  • Heat a small saucepan on medium/low heat and add in the coconut oil, maple syrup and tahini. Once the oil starts to melt, whisk the mixture together for 1-2 minutes until it’s is smooth. Set it aside off of the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let it cool while you prepare your dry mix
  • In a large bowl, add in the remaining dry ingredients and stir together.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry and toss everything together with a rubber spatula
  • Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and flatten the mixture into the pan. Press a few extra chocolate chips into the top of the bars
  • Refrigerate the bars for at least 3 hours or overnight. Once firm, slice into 12 larger bars, or 18 smaller squares.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 3 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months. If freezing, let them thaw for at least 10 minutes before eating.

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