Nonuttin' Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Enjoy a tasty and allergen-free snack with these easy-to-make granola bars from Alana Elliott of Nonuttin' Foods.
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2010
  • Yield Makes about 16 bars
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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free crisp-rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup mini gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; line baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides. Set aside.

  2. Place oatmeal and rice cereal in a large bowl; stir to combine. Set aside.

  3. In a medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, oil, and honey. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add to oatmeal mixture; stir until oatmeal mixture is fully coated and well combined.

  4. Evenly pour oatmeal mixture into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with chocolate chips. When mixture is cool enough to touch, press down into pan. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into 16 (1-by-4-inch) bars. Granola bars can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week, and frozen up to six months.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (14)

  • Wades1mommy 13 Aug, 2014

    I think it seems obvious that there IS a step missing. Otherwise, why waste our time, and parchment paper, lining a baking sheet with no apparent purpose?

  • KatherineDoig 12 Jan, 2013

    Delicious! Very similar to other no-bake granola bar recipes online, so I don't think they missed a step here. I used a slightly larger pan to make them thinner, but would not press it down after the chocolate chips are added - too messy to do with a toddler. :)

  • MrDesigner 16 Dec, 2012

    I followed this recipe, and the bars tasted like raw oatmeal. The 2nd time I made the granola bars I toasted the oatmeal and rice cereal in the oven at 350° for about 8 minutes. The granola bars tasted better.

    It seems like a step is missing from this recipe. The recipe needs to be proof read again by an editor.

  • Kofoe 28 Sep, 2012

    There seems to be something wrong with this recipe..
    i followed the instructions but the blend stays soft even after hours...how to get it harden ????
    thanks in advance

  • Kofoe 28 Sep, 2012

    There seems to be something wrong with this recipe..
    i followed the instructions but the blend stays soft even after hours...how to get it harden ????
    thanks in advance

  • LaurieBAZ 9 Jul, 2010

    Oats are gluten free, but they are contaminated by the other grains being processed at the same plant. To be sold as gluten free, they must be processed at a dedicated plant, like Bob's Red Mill. I use them for my granddaughter with celiac. They're great.

  • BlairShipp 9 Jul, 2010

    Bob's Redmill sells gluten free oats which work perfectly in this recipe without upsetting my celiacs!!

  • mariekoran 26 Jun, 2010

    On the other hand, it does say GF oatmeal.... I have never heard of extracting gluten, dont think it can be done, especially with keeping the 'oat grain shape', maybe if extraction is even possible, they then reform/mold it to oat shape ?

  • mariekoran 26 Jun, 2010

    Oatmeal is NOT gluten free. It has a different type of gluten or a lesser amount of the same that makes it digestible to some who have trouble with gluten, but is still intollerable to some.

  • GretnaDee 31 May, 2010

    I did cut the oil to 1/4 cup,then also added a tsp of creamy peanut butter to the brown sugar and honey.
    I USED A 7X11 PAN with parchment
    Added 1 cup golden raisins, to oatmeal and rice cereal
    I used butterscotch chips on top instead of chocolate.
    It came out perfect and yummy, I thank ya'll for sharing the tips and recipe.
    Especially liked the NO BAKE for summer.

  • emluvsbaking 6 May, 2010

    these were very yummy, my kids and husband loved them. I wonder though if they can be made using a little less oil and still taste just as good, they seemed a little greasy. I am going to see what happens if I use less.

  • sbevin 1 May, 2010

    Does anyone know the nutritional value for each bar?

  • risgirl23 30 Apr, 2010

    I just made them! They look so yummy! They were super easy and quick...I can't wait till they cool so I can eat them!

  • teresabetancourt 29 Apr, 2010

    Happy to have this recipe. Thanks for having this guest on. I am trying this recipe tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. I am going to do one with golden raisins and the other with chocolate, yum.