No Bake Snickerdoodle Granola Bars

No Bake Snickerdoodle Granola Bars Recipe*This recipe was originally posted on 07/10/13. Images updated 05/20/16.

You have probably figured out by now that I like cinnamon. If you can count on one spice being in my kitchen, you can count on finding a giant container of cinnamon! However, most of the things that I like that have cinnamon in them are baked, and I don’t know about where you live, but it’s been hot here. Okay, not up in the 100’s hot like some of  you (I think I would have melted by now!), but in the upper 90’s hot. Which, if you live in the north, is really hot!

No Bake Snickerdoodle Granola Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

So, when the desire for a baked good with cinnamon strikes, the desire to stay cool usually overpowers it. I knew I needed to come up with something that required no baking and these no bake snickerdoodle granola bars were the answer. Don’t let looks fool you. While these granola bars aren’t the most exciting thing to look at, they are loaded with flavor, snickerdoodle flavor to be exact. Lots of cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg, and bit of cream of tartar make these granola bars anything but bland.

Quick and Easy Snickerdoodle Granola Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Those flavors also make you feel like you are enjoying a snickerdoodle cookie when you are really enjoying a healthy granola bar. These bars contain both oats and oat bran and use only honey as the sweetener. It’s a win win situation all around. You don’t have to heat up the house, and you get to eat granola bars that taste like cookies!

4.8 from 4 reviews
No Bake Snickerdoodle Granola Bars
Serves: 12
  • 2 C quick oats or regular oats
  • 1 C whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • ¼ C oat bran
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ C butter
  • ⅔ C honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
For the Drizzle
  • ½ C white chocolate chips
  1. Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, oat bran, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream of tartar, and salt.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and honey. In 10 second increments, microwave butter and honey until butter is melted and honey is thin. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until oat mixture is well-coated. (If the mixture still looks a little dry, you may need to add another tablespoon or two of honey. Alternatively, if you find that the mixture is a little too wet, just add in a bit more flour.) Press mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into bars.
  6. Melt white chocolate chips according to manufacturer's instructions. Drizzle over the top of granola bars. Allow chocolate to harden and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
It is hard to be exact with the amount of honey that you will need, because both the type of oats and the type of flour you use will affect the amount needed.

Snickerdoodle Granola Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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  1. I love cinnamon, too and when the craving hits, I usually make something really bad for me. These sound amazing!

  2. Mmmm I love cinnamon too and I think these granola bars are probably even better than snickerdoodles!

  3. I’m a sucker for snickerdoodle treats. PINNED!

  4. I am with you. Cinnamon is always in my kitch. ALWAYS.These granola bars are going on my must make list. So amazing!

  5. These sound fabulous! Trying them this afternoon! YUM!

  6. Mmmm these sound fabulous!! I love snickerdoodles in any form or fashion so this sounds like a great way to get my fix without turning on my oven!!

  7. These sound wonderful! I love making granola bars at home!

  8. These are such a good idea, and look like the perfect granola bar texture!

  9. These look delicious! I’ll eat a healthier version of snickerdoodles any time.

  10. I have that exact same jumbo bottle of cinnamon in my kitchen (thanks, Costco!), and it gets used all the time. I love the spices you used in these!

  11. This looks like the perfect road trip snack!

  12. Oh man…I need these as my mid morning snack!

  13. Snickerdoodles are my favorite! Gotta try these.

  14. You sold me with “granola bars that taste like cookies” – how do you say no to that?? Snickerdoodles are my favorite, such a classic and one I don’t make nearly enough.

  15. Totally making these today :) Yum!

  16. These sound incredible, and I love tricking myself into thinking I’m eating sweets for snacks. Great recipe!

  17. Awesome Jessica! I’m crazy about anything thats tastes like a cookie but is a healthy treat! I’m in the mood to make granola bars-I think I found what I need to make!

  18. This is a great snack! I couldn’t agree more… some days it’s just too hot to turn on the dang oven! :)

  19. These look amazing, and I am so glad that they are no-bake! With all this heat, it will be great not to need to turn on the oven :)

  20. These granola bars look amazing! I’ve made granola but never bars and these look easy to do. I love your pictures. :)

  21. I always have cinnamon too – love it! These granola bars look like the perfect healthy but sweet snack!

  22. These look amazing, Jessica! I love the flavor and that you didn’t use any added sugar besides the honey. Great recipe!

  23. I love using cinnamon. I also love that you cake a cookie and make it into a granola bars. Plus, it is so hot. Who wants to use the oven for cookies?

  24. I’m a cinnamon lover too! Pinned! :)

  25. These look fab Jess and it’s HOT here in Minnesota terms so I think these are wonderful for this time of year!

  26. These look wonderful! I love cinnamon!

  27. ooooh. these look amazing!! Definitely going on my “to-try” list! And no milk!! Even better!!

  28. I love cinnamon too – I just bought Saigon cinnamon which I love – a bit spicier and more intense. These look so delicious, and perfect for the hot weather!

  29. I am totally with you — love cinnamon and anything that has the word “snicker doodle” involved. I always fall for that word!

    xo Jackie

  30. I love making homemade granola bars and what a perfect flavor combination this is!

  31. Cookie granola bars are probably the greatest invention in the history of ever.

  32. Oh my, these look so good! I have a feeling that Patrick would love these. Snickerdoodles are his favorite cookie!

  33. These look delicious!!! Great combo of yummy flavors!!!

  34. cinnamon is the best! my husband thinks ginger is, but he’s wrong. :) haha. these granola bars sound awesome- really unique & original.

  35. Uh yum!!! Yes please!!

  36. I’m sure these are wonderful! I have a weakness for anything snickerdoodle flavored!

  37. Deliciousness! I love snickerdoodles and granola bars! What a great combination!

  38. What a perfect combo–yummy!

  39. I will take a whole pan, please :) Scrumptious!

  40. A granola bar that tastes like a cookie – sign me up! These sound amazing!

  41. Snickerdoodle granola? Holy yumminess!!! You go girl! 😉

  42. Looks awesome, is there a sub for the honey but still healthy, my sister does like honey… I know right!

  43. So, I’m making these for the 3rd time. They’re that good! My daughter and I had the idea to add white chocolate chips and almonds. AMAZING!

  44. Charlotte Moore says:

    These look very good. No how weather here in North Georgia. It has been very windy and cool the last few days. Very unusual for this time of year. I am ready for the 80s.

  45. Charlotte Moore says:

    Oops!! That is no hot weather. Ha!!

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