Kid-Friendly Recipe: Easy Four-Ingredient Homemade Granola Bars

4-ingredient homemade granola barsHomemade Granola Bars

My love the chewy granola bars we get in the stores, but I hate their price. A $2-$3 box only includes about 8 itty-bitty bars that are gone in two bites.   I’ve been experimenting with making homemade granola bars, and the recipe I’ve landed on is pretty good.  These would be great for after-school snacks.  The best part is that it only requires four ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make!

Easy Four-Ingredient Homemade Granola Bars
2 C. quick oats
1/2 C. honey
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine all the ingredients above and mix thoroughly.  If desired, add nuts or chocolate chips.  Grease a 9×13 jelly roll pan.  Press the oats mixture down in greased pan and bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow to cool and break into pieces.  If you prefer bars, it’s best to gently cut a little bit before the bars have cooled, then once cool cut the rest of the way.

Thanks to my friend Amy for sharing her recipe!


  1. Stacey Borkowski says

    I always thought making granola bars was hard. I just whipped up this recipe and they are in the oven now. Super easy! Can’t wait to try different ways. I put cinnamon baking chips in mine this time. Thanks for this easy recipe!

  2. Sugin Musgrave says

    I made this recipe, taste great but it crumbs up if you don’t cook it long rough. I am going to try baking it longer next time. Only the outside edges keep in bar form.The kids love it and I do too. It reminds me of a big oatmeal cookie. We add some sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. So good,gluten and corn syrup free. Such a winner!

  3. Allie says

    i love this recipie im 12 and for my heath class i had to make something heathy and i made this everyone lovedit. im a big baker and this is one is one of my favorits it quick easy and delisous!!!!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!

  4. Jaimie says

    These are so good! My girls (12,10, and 4) love them. They say these are way better than the store-bought granola bars.

  5. Crystal says

    I know they wouldn’t be as healthy but what if you took some chocolate chips and melted them then spread that on top? Or mix chocolate chips and peanut butter to spread on top. Just a thought.


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