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There is a quick and easy way to grab nutritious snacks for when you are on the go, Mom. Instead of making a pit stop at the local fast food restaurant, you could whip up some yummy, kid-friendly, healthy granola bars in about the same amount of time it takes for your kids to get dressed, get their shoes on, and actually get in the car! On your next grocery store trip to Food Lion be sure to pick up these essentials to make these healthy granola bar recipes in no time.

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With Back to Nature’s varieties of granolas made with whole grains, healthy oats, essential fibers, and proteins, you will feel great making these and feeding them to your family!

10 Healthy Granola Bars Recipes For Moms On The Go

All of the ingredients used in our round up of healthy granola bars were purchased at our local Food Lion. Back to Nature offers such a wide variety of granola options, we have 10 recipes you are sure to enjoy, pack, and devour anytime you need, on-the-go, even if you are busy! Using the no-bake method, you are also able to cut down your prep time significantly.

10 Healthy Granola Bars Recipes For Moms On The Go

Here are 10 Healthy Granola Bars Recipes:


1Chocolate Delight {No Bake} Granola Bars

  • 2 C Back to Nature Chocolate Delight Granola
  • 3 packets Food Lion Instant Oatmeal
  • ¼ C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • ¼ C Food Lion Sweet Cream Butter
  • ¼ C Food Lion Brown Sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • Optional – ¼ C Back to Nature Mixed Nuts

Directions:

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Mix honey and brown sugar into butter until dissolved, set aside.
  • Crush the Chocolate Delight Granola in a bowl to remove large chunks.
  • Add in the packets of instant oatmeal and salt, mix well.
  • Pour butter mixture over granola mixture and stir well making sure all ingredients are completely coated with the butter mixture.
  • Line a small bar pan with parchment paper and spread out granola mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars and serving.

2Coconut Chocolate & Peanut Butter {No Bake} Granola Bars

  • 1 C Back to Nature Chocolate Delight Granola
  • 1 C Back to Nature Peanut Butter Granola Clusters
  • 3 packets Food Lion Instant Oatmeal
  • ¼ C Food Lion Coconut Flakes
  • ¼ C Food Lion Sweet Cream Butter
  • ¼ C Food Lion Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of salt
  • Optional – ¼ C Back to Nature Mixed Nuts

Directions:

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Mix honey and coconut flakes into butter until dissolved.
  • Let cool slightly and add in vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Crush the Chocolate Delight Granola and Peanut Butter Granola Clusters in a bowl to remove large chunks.
  • Add in the packets of instant oatmeal and salt, mix well.
  • Pour butter mixture over granola mixture and stir well making sure all ingredients are completely coated with the butter mixture.
  • Line a small bar pan with parchment paper and spread out granola mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars and serving.

3Kid-Simple {No Bake} Granola Bars

  • 2 C Back to Nature Granola (variety of your choice)
  • 4 packets or 1 C Food Lion Instant Oatmeal
  • ½ C Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ C Back to Nature Mixed Nuts
  • ¾ C Dried Fruit (raisins, cranberries, chopped figs, etc.)
  • ¾ C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract

Directions:

  • Crush the Back to Nature granola if needed then stir in the instant oatmeal, chocolate chips, mixed nuts, dried fruit, and almond extract; mix well.
  • Line a small bar pan with parchment paper and spread out granola mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars and serving.

45-Ingredient No Bake Granola Bars

  • 1 C Pitted Dates
  • 1 C Seed/Nut Mix (flax seeds, almonds, cashews, etc.)
  • ¼ C Maple Syrup
  • ¼ C Peanut or Almond Butter
  • 1 ½ C Back to Nature Granola (variety of your choice)

Directions:

  • Process dates in a food processor until small pieces remain – about one minute (it may form into a ball).
  • Crush granola in a bowl if needed for smaller pieces.
  • Add in seed/nut mix and dates.
  • Warm syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat until blended well.
  • Pour over granola mixture and stir, breaking up the dates to evenly disperse throughout.
  • Once mixed, place in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and press until flat.
  • Cover with parchment paper and refrigerate for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove and slice into bars and enjoy!

5{No Bake} Granola-Seed Bars

  • 2 C  Back to Nature Granola (variety of your choice)
  • ¼ C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • ¼ C Food Lion Sweet Cream Butter
  • ¼ C Food Lion Brown Sugar
  • 1C Mix seeds (chia, flax, sesame, sunflower)

Directions:

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Mix honey and brown sugar into butter until dissolved, set aside.
  • Crush the granola in a bowl to remove large chunks.
  • Add the mixed seeds and mix well.
  • Pour butter mixture over granola mixture and stir well making sure all ingredients are completely coated with the butter mixture.
  • Line a small bar pan with parchment paper and spread out granola mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars and serving.

6Coco-Seed-Granola Bars

  • 1 C Pitted Dates
  • 1 C Coconut Flakes (or shredded)
  • 1 C Seed/Nut Mix (flax seeds, almonds, cashews, etc.)
  • ⅓ C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • ¼ C Peanut or Almond Butter
  • 1 ½ C Back to Nature Granola (variety of your choice)
  • 3 Packets or ½ C Food Lion Instant Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  • Process dates in a food processor until small pieces remain – about one minute (it may form into a ball).
  • Crush your granola in a bowl if needed for smaller pieces.
  • Add in coconut flakes and instant oatmeal.
  • Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring till blended together well.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  • Pour over granola mixture and stir, breaking up the dates to evenly disperse throughout.
  • Once mixed, place in a 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and press until flat.
  • Cover with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove and slice into bars and enjoy!

7{No Bake & Chewy} Coconut Oil Granola Bars

  • 1 C of your favorite Food Lion nut butter
  • ½ C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • ½ C Coconut Oil
  • 2 ½ C Back to Nature Granola (variety of your choice – crushed if necessary)
  • 1 C Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ C Mini Chocolate Chips, optional

Directions:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt together nut butter, honey, and coconut oil, stirring until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in granola and coconut.
  • Pour mixture into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread into an even layer and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips (if using), and firmly press down with the back of a spatula or clean hands.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Slice into squares or bars and enjoy!

8{No Bake Vegan-Nut-Free} Granola Bars

  • ½ C Maple Syrup
  • ½ C Nut or Seed Butter
  • ¼ C Cup Food Lion Instant Oat Flour*
  • 2 ½ C Food Lion Instant Oats
  • ⅔  C Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed mix
  • ½  C Cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 2 Tbsp. Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions:

  • Add the maple syrup and nut/seed butter to a medium bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Add in the oat flour with a pinch of salt and mix until well-incorporated.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir well until the sticky mixture is evenly coating all dry ingredients.
  • Line a 9×9″ baking tin with parchment paper, and firmly press the mixture in.
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes, to allowing the oats to absorb any extra moisture.
  • Slice the Granola Bars in the pan and enjoy!

*Homemade oat flour: Using a blender or food processor pulse oats until they resemble a fine or coarse flour to your liking.

9Granola Trail-Mix {No Bake} Bars

  • ⅓ C Peanut Butter
  • ⅓  C Food Lion Pure Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp. Almond extract (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ Food Lion Instant Oatmeal
  • ½  C Sliced Almonds
  • ½  C Dried Cranberries
  • ½ C Dried Blueberries or Raisins
  • ¼ C Shelled Pistachios
  • ⅛ C Sunflower Seeds
  • ⅛ C Flax Seeds

Directions:

  • Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Add oats, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, dried cranberries, and dried blueberries or raisins to a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Mix peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, salt, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat on low-medium heat until honey is bubbling/foamy. Stir well to combine.
  • Remove from heat and add almond extract.
  • Pour melted peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.  
  • Top with a sheet of parchment paper and press down firmly into an even layer.
  • Refrigerate 2+ hours, or overnight.  
  • Slice into bars and enjoy!

10{No Bake} Raisin & Chocolately Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  • 3 C Back to Nature Mixed Nuts
  • 1C Coconut Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 C Raisins
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ C Coconut Oil melted
  • ¼  C Smooth Almond Butter
  • ¼ C + 2 T Food Lion Pure Honey
  • 1 t Vanilla Extract
  • ½ C Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  • Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse several times to “chop” them into a crumbly-like texture. Be sure to not over mix, some large pieces are okay.
  • Place the processed nuts into a large mixing bowl and stir in coconut flakes, cinnamon, salt, and raisins to combine.
  • Place melted coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat and add in the almond butter and honey, whisking to combine.
  • Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to fully combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Line an 8 x 8” or 9 x 9” square pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour in the granola mixture and press down, using your hands, or another piece of parchment paper to pack it down tightly.
  • Cover the top with parchment paper and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  • Remove pan from freezer. Holding the parchment paper, remove the bars and set on cutting board to slice into bars with a sharp knife.
10 Healthy Granola Bars Recipes For Moms On The Go

You can enjoy all of these recipes using Back to Nature’s wide variety of products. As a mom or dad on the go, you have even more Back to Nature options to choose from other than granola. Try their cookies, crackers, nuts, and trail mixes, made with simple and delicious ingredients, making snack time easy!

Save on Back to Nature products at Food Lion with the Ibotta app. Now through 4/30, buy 1 package of nuts or granola and get $1.75 cash back or buy 1 box of cookies or crackers and get $1.00 cash back.


Mothers everywhere can shop with peace of mind knowing that Back to Nature makes snacking easy and delicious for your busy lifestyle. Rest assured that they carefully select their ingredients, (which have been verified Non GMO on over 90% of their products) creating uncomplicated and great-tasting crackers, cookies, and snacks you can feel good giving your family. Every mom loves simplicity paired with palatability for picky-eating toddlers!

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