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No-Bake Healthy Chewy Snack Bars

These no-bake chewy snack bars are packed with healthy goodies like peanut butter, honey, dark chocolate, nuts… So tasty and guilt-free!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill time (at least) 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Snack
Servings 16 squares
Calories 174 kcal


  • 140 g rolled oats
  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • 40 g chia seeds
  • 60 g dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 ml runny honey
  • 100 g smooth peanut butter
  • 40 ml coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips


  • Line a square 8x8 tin with non-stick baking paper or foil lightly greased with cake release spray (I use PMA Release-a-Cake Spray) and set aside.
  • To a large bowl add the oats, flaked almonds, chia seeds, dried cranberries, salt and cinnamon. Whisk together to combine and set aside.
  • To a small pan add the honey, peanut butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Stir with a heatproof spatula continuously on a medium heat until all melted and combined. This should only take about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour this wet mixture into the large bowl of dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. They will melt but this helps the mixture set firmer as it chills in the fridge.
  • Pour this mixture into your foil-lined tin and spread evenly into the corners. Smooth out the top and press down firmly with your spatula - this is very important as the harder you press down the firmer they will set.
  • Place the tin in the fridge for at least 2 hours (ideally overnight) to set firmly.
  • Store in an airtight container in your fridge, or in a cool environment if you like them slightly softer. They will keep well for a couple of weeks.
  • They're also great to freeze - just wrap individually in cling film and get out of the freezer at least 30 mins before for a great healthy snack!


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Keyword bars, healthy, no-bake, snack