No Bake Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars
This recipe for Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
This easy granola bar recipe is a fun way to get the kids involved in making their lunch. Not only do these homemade granola bars taste amazing but they’re also no bake, which allows for a no fuss prep!
School Snack Ideas Made Easy
Back to school is right around the corner, are you ready?
Can I be honest with you here? I blog about food but I struggle with packing lunches. I’m always on the lookout for fuss-free and easy ideas that make me happy (because of the no effort) and him happy because they taste good.
It’s not always easy to find simple snacks to throw in my son’s lunchbox, so I search for great snacks (like Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks) and like to make my own granola bars and granola bites! So while I was brainstorming some ideas to spruce up the homemade bars and balls, I thought why not combine no-bake granola bars and my sons’ favorite Welch’s snack.
Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks
Have you tried these yet? They’re so darn good! My son is constantly asking for them for his lunch and for a snack at home, so I wanted to know what the big deal was and tried a few. Those few turned into two bags. They’re delicious, and they didn’t seem as “kid-like” as other fruit snacks, so I would feel perfectly professional bringing these into an office environment (I have a few in my diaper bag for snacks on the go – for me, not the kids).
Kid and parent snack in one go? Score! They’re also available at Wal-Mart, which is convenient for so many of us.
Why are they so good? My bet is that it’s because they are such a delicious snack that you can also take on the go!
Those two bags made me think of a granola bar I used to eat back in the day, they had similar tastes and I wanted to do my best to recreate it.
How to make granola bars
Are you ready for one of the easiest granola bar recipes ever? These no-bake, soft ingredients help create a chewy granola bar that is simple to pack in the kidlets’ lunches.
All you have to do is mix up the ingredients, press into an 8×8 pan (lined with parchment for easy clean up) and freeze for an hour to firm up.
Randa’s Tip: Whether you make granola bites or homemade granola bars, the recipe is the same. Simply roll into balls for the bites.
There are three ways to make this granola bar recipe
- Make the granola bar base and keep it like that.
- Create a creamy yogurt glaze and coat the top. *This is perfect for cold months, but I find that when it’s warm in the house it will melt.
- Drizzle white chocolate over top for White Chocolate Strawberry Granola Bars.
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Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars
Granola bars sound like work, but I promise they’re not. They’re made with everyday ingredients and are rich with nut-free butter with surprise bursts of fruit and yogurt thanks to Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks.
Save on Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks by grabbing this coupon!
Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars
These chewy, no bake strawberry granola bars use Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks for a boost of flavour. Easy and soft homemade granola bars are perfect for kid’s school lunches and a fun snack idea!
No Bake Granola Bars
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1/2 cup sun butter (or if your school allows it, almond or peanut butter)
- 1 cup Welch’s Strawberry Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks (about 9 packs)
- 1/3 cup honey or brown rice syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1/2 cup yogurt (I also tried coconut culture and it works awesome)
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsps melted coconut oil
White Chocolate Drizzle
- 4oz white chocolate
- Combine all five ingredients for the energy bites in a large bowl and mix together (it works best if you mix with your hands).
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and press the mixture into the pan. Another option is to use a rubber granola bar mold.
- Move it to the freezer and freeze until set, about an hour.
- Store them in the fridge for the week.
with Yogurt Drizzle
- After pressing the granola mixture into the pan, combine the ingredients into a separate bowl and mix until smooth.
- Spoon the yogurt mixture into a piping bag and drizzle over the bars. Another option is to pour and spread with the back of a spoon.
- Freeze for 3-4 hours.
with White Chocolate Drizzle
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for a minute and a half, thirty seconds at a time, until smooth.
- Drizzle over the bars.
- Freeze for 1 hour.
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