homemade granola bars on an off white plate

5-Ingredient Energy Bars

Perfect energizing snack for on the go, or pair with a piece of fruit for breakfast!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy bars, fiber, Healthy, protein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Fridge time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 bars
Calories 420 kcal
Author Kroll's Korner


  • 1 cup almonds* pulsed
  • 1.5 cup quick 1-minute oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)

Mix ins:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, dried tart cherries, chocolate chips, other dried fruits or nuts.


  1. Place almonds, oats, and cranberries (or other mix ins) in a bowl. Heat the honey, coconut oil and nut butter in a small saucepan over low heat until mixed. Pour over oat and almond mixture and stir together.

  2. Once mixed, transfer to an 8x8 baking dish and flatten into a 1 inch thick square. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight or for 2-3 hours. Then, cut and store in an airtight container. Will stay good for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

May sub peanut butter for almond butter.
May sub honey for maple syrup.
*I pulsed my almonds in my food processor a couple times before mixing.
I also like to break up the bars and use as granola!
Makes 14-16 bars