No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars (Vegan, GF-Friendly)

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

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No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars
No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars

You know the Snickers commercials that say “you’re not you when you’re hungry”? Well, when hunger strikes for me, I tend to turn into the antiChrist. To avoid the need to get the smell of sulfur and brimstone out of my house, I always keep a batch of these No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars around.


These healthy bars are a great chewy treat to snack on in between meals. They’re loaded with nutrients from pantry staples and are completely customizable depending on what you have on hand. These oats are made up of mostly rolled oats and puffed kamut cereal. If you’re gluten free, you can use puffed rice cereal instead. These energizing carbohydrates are bound together by peanut butter, coconut oil, and chia seeds, which also provide satiating fats. You can replace the peanut butter with any nut or seed butter you like. Sunflower butter is a great substitute if you have a nut allergy.


No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars
No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars

This versatility applies to the mix ins as well. I love the sweet salty combo of pistachios and dried cranberries, but you can substitute them with whatever suits your taste buds. Cashews and dried blueberries, peanuts and chocolate chips, and pumpkin seeds and chopped dates are some of my favorite combos. Feel free to raid your pantry and go wild with your combos, just make sure that the ratios are the same.


No Bake Cranberry Pistachio Granola Bars