No Bake Oatmeal Bars

No-Bake Honey Oat Bars Recipe

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season under way, it’s easy to forget to eat. With all the planning of eating a big feast next week, you’d think it would be easy to remember! But some of us get on that one-track mindset of getting things done and then suddenly, you’re STARVING! No one likes a Grinch this time of year, and being hungry can certainly turn you into one, so here’s a recipe for a quick and simple snack you can make and keep on-hand for when hunger strikes.

These No-Bake Honey Oat Bars are made with just a handful of simple ingredients: gluten-free quick-cook oats, salt, almond butter, coconut oil, dried apricots, blanched slivered almonds, and the star of the show – honey! I like to use Wholesome Organic Honey. There have been traces of pesticides found in honey and some honey is just not high quality, but Wholesome is a quality brand I trust.

This recipe is one of my favorites to make as a grab-and-go snack. What are some of your favorite ways to keep hunger at bay during the holiday season?

No Bake Oatmeal Bars Recipe

4.06 from 18 votes
No Bake Oatmeal Bars
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No-Bake Honey Oat Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill time4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 cups gluten-free quick-cook oats
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Wholesome Organic Honey
  • cups dried apricots , chopped
  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds


  • Line a 9x9-inch square cake pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to overhand the sides of the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and salt. In a medium saucepan, combine almond butter, coconut oil, and honey and heat over low heat until melted.
  • Pour the almond butter mixture into the oats. Stir well to combine. Stir in the apricots and almonds. Press the mixture evenly and firmly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Using the parchment paper, remove from the pan and cut into 10 rectangles.


If you don’t have a 9-inch square pan, you can use a 9x13-inch pan. It will produce more bars this way, but they will be thinner.


Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Honey Oat Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Almond Butter Almonds Bars Dried Apricots Honey Oats Wholesome Sweeteners
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  1. Kat
    April 11, 2020

    Are you supposed to cook oats first?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 13, 2020

      No, you don’t cook the oats

  2. Tianna
    May 4, 2021

    Tastes good. Healthy ingredients, but expensive to make due to quantities or almond butter and honey. High calorie. This is a really good meal replacement if on the road where gluten free food options are limited. I’ve made them specifically for travel.

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