No Bake Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe

Chef Shannon Lawler , On August 5, 2023


Homemade Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe Overview

In this recipe, I will guide you through creating a no-bake dried fruit granola bar recipe. Bursting with a medley of dried fruits, wholesome oats, and seeds, this nutritious treat is the perfect choice for a quick and flavorful snack. Whether you’re on a hike, at work, or simply craving something delicious, our dried fruit granola bar will keep you energized and satisfied. Just follow along and experience the goodness of dried fruits in every delightful bite!

Kitchen Tools Needed for this Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe

Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tools for Energy Bar Recipe.

  • Measuring Cups

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Spatula for Mixing Ingredients

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Pan to Mold the Granola Bar

Ingredients for this Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe


Homemade Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe Ingredients.

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats (gluten-free)

  • 1/2 Cup Dried Apricot (any dried fruit of your choice works!)

  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1/4 Cup Honey (or agave syrup or maple syrup for a vegan option)

  • Water (if needed to adjust the mixture)

Homemade Dried Fruit Granola Bar Recipe Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. In a bowl, pour in your rolled oats and for your binder to make sure the dry mixture stills together, add the honey (or alternative sweetener such as agave or maple syrup).

  2. Add Honey

    Add honey to your rolled oats.

  3. Add your cinnamon and pinch of salt to the mixture for extra flavor, and mix well.

  4. Cinnamon and Salt

    Add cinnamon and pinch of salt for extra flavor.

  5. Add in the dried apricots (or any other dried fruit of your choice).

  6. add apricots

    Add in your dried apricots.

  7. If the mixture is too dry, now is the time to add a tablespoon or two of water to your mixture. Add in little by little to check the consistency as you go. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together.

  8. mix

    Mix all ingredients well together.

  9. Take a pan and press the mixture in, making sure it is evenly well-packed.

  10. Press in Mixture

    Evenly press in the protein bar mixture.

  11. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for about an hour to set the bars so they are able to hold their shape.

  12. Place in Fridge

    Place the pan in the fridge to allow the dried fruit granola bar to set.

  13. Once the dried fruit granola bar is finished setting, flip over the pan to remove the energy bar from the pan and to reveal your completed granola bar recipe!

  14. Flip Protein Bar

    Flip over the pan to reveal your dried fruit granola bar.

  15. Once the bars have set, you can take them out and cut them into individual servings.

  16. Cut to Serve

    Cut into individual servings.

These homemade dried fruit granola bars can be enjoyed on the spot and can also be saved to enjoy throughout the week. Make sure to use the appropriate meal prep container to store these energy bars in room temperature to enjoy throughout the week as an on-the-go snack! Also, remember that you can easily customize the recipe by using different dried fruits to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions.


Completed dried fruit granola bar recipe!

Chef Shannon Lawler

Chef Shannon is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and classically trained chef. She revolutionized culinary education by establishing a program that introduced on-site gardens, innovative curriculum, and 70% plant-based menus, while also promoting sustainability through recycling initiatives. Her impact is felt globally since she traveled to prestigious institutions across the US and Asia disseminating her cuisine. She now uses her expertise to teach people about cooking, valuing the profound link between food, and health.