These On-The-Go Granola Bars are a great healthy snack for toddlers + kids that are packaged and ready to pack into a school lunch, in a backpack for an after school snack or in your purse for a playdate treat. They are easy to make and require no baking!
Healthy On-the-go granola bars
Homemade granola bars are a hot commodity in my house!
My kids love them for a sweet snack. My husband takes one to his office everyday. And I tend to grab one after a workout or before school pick-up.
We can go through a ton of granola bars in a week!
And while I LOVE nothing more than a nice batch of homemade granola bars, the two things that always bug me about most homemade granola bars – the mess and the inconvenience!
Let’s be honest, unless you load your homemade granola bars with excess sugar and oils, they are going to tend to get a little crumbly. And kids, at least my kids, and crumbly granola bars don’t mix too well together.
And since we are always on-the-go with our snacks – I have to cut the granola bars and then wrap the in saran wrap or put them in a baggie, which are both a pain and totally not eco-friendly.
Enter – the best homemade on-the-go granola bars!
Individually wrapped (great for portion control:) granola bars you can keep in the fridge for when you need to grab one for a quick healthy snack for your toddler or kid, pack in a school lunch, toss in a backpack for an afternoon snack or into your purse for your toddlers playtime snack.
These liners can also be composted for easy and eco-friendly packaging!
Reasons to Love these healthy snacks for toddlers + Kids:
- Soft and chewy
- Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
- Easy for on-the-go fun
- Can use family’s favorite nuts or add-ins
- Good amount of protein
- Just the right amount of sweetness
- Easy to make – 15 minutes of hands-on-time
- Tulip muffin liners are compostable for eco-friendly packaging
How To Make these on-the-go granola bars:
- Combine the oats, rice crispy cereal, shredded coconut and chopped nuts.
- Gently heat the peanut butter, agave nectar, coconut oil, vanilla and salt and whisk together.
- Stir the peanut butter mixture into the oat mixture until combined.
- Let cool.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the granola mixture into tulip muffin liners.
- Press down to make granola bars.
- Put the muffin tin in the fridge and let them chill for 2 hours.
- Fold the excess tulip muffin liner around the granola bars and secure with washi tape or a sticker.
COOKING WITH KIDS
You can easily have your kids help you make these granola bars.
- Toddlers can help measure out the ingredients.
- They can help to mix everything together.
- Toddlers can help put the granola mixture into the muffin liners
- With help, they can place the tin into the fridge.
- You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves.
- They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients.
- Kids can mix the ingredients together.
- Kids can put the granola mixture into the tin and place into the fridge to set.
Other toddler + Kid snack recipes you will love:
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- Healthy Toddler (and Mom) Approved Zucchini Bread
- Mint + Lime Slushy
- Chewy Mint Chocolate Granola Bars
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On-The-Go Granola Bars
- Line a muffin tin with 12 tulip muffin liners (see notes below)
- In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, rice cereal, chopped nuts and shredded coconut.
- In a microwave safe bowl or cup, add in the peanut butter, agave nectar, coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until ingredients are just heated and can easily be whisked together. Whisk until creamy.
- Pour peanut butter mixture into the oat mixture and stir until combined. Let sit until cool to touch. Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.
- Scoop the granola mixture evenly into the muffin cups. Press down on each granola bar until firm.
- Place the muffin tin in the fridge for 2 hours or more. This will make it easier to wrap the granola bars.
- Take a granola bar with the wrapper and starting in one spot, fold over each section of the tulip mufifn liner towards the center. When the granola bar is completely wrapped you can use a sticker or a piece of washi tape to hold the liner together.
- Place all of the wrapped granola bars into an air-tight container or plastic baggie into the fridge.