Melt and Stir Granola Bar Cookies
Golden, sweet and chewy these 4-ingredient granola bar cookies come together in five minutes of working time. Mom and kid-pleasing!
These fun cookies go way back–at least as far as the crunchy granola 70s. When my mother made them back then, she called them Scotch Teas. Bur my kids took one look and re-christened them Granola Bar Cookies.
The tasty treats have a couple of nice traits. Besides containing a serious amount of oatmeal, they are so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating. Melt, stir, pour, bake, cut. Done!
The recipe is an update of one of my very early posts. I figured it was time to spiff up the photos, put the recipe in a recipe format—AND I figured out a little trick to make them even easier. Plus my Sunday blogging friends are doing cereal recipes (see below) so the timing was perfect!
Of course, re-reading the original, it was fun to look back at the school treat years. I had written:
Earlier this year we were going through a lot of treats. Five dozen baked goods for the school musical, four dozen for children’s choir and “we’ll take whatever we can get” for swim club (you know how hungry those athletes get)!
How to Make Granola Bar Cookies
The cookies really are super easy to make. You:
Combine butter or margarine and sugar in saucepan. Cook and stir until melted.
Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
Press into parchment-lined pan, then bake
Let sit in pan until hardened, then remove
Granola Bar Cookies
Golden, sweet and chewy these 4-ingredient granola barcookies come together in five minutes of working time. Mom and kid-pleasing!
- 1/2 c butter (or margarine for vegan)
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 c oatmeal
- 1 t baking powder
Combine butter and sugar in saucepan. Cook and stir until melted.
Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
Press into greased, parchment-lined 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden.
Cut while still warm but leave in pan until partly cooled and hardened.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.
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What an easy cookie! I love the simple ingredients and my kiddos will love these!
They were an immediate hit at my house Ashley!
Love this, so nice and easy
Sounds tasty! I love a good granola bar!
I love the ease of this recipe and the fact that most all of the ingredients I always have in the pantry. Gotta love that.
I’m not usually a 5-ingredient kinda gal, but a few ordinary ingredients totally works in these Lisa!
Oh, I NEED some of these. Perfect for a day like today when I don’t even have time to drink my coffee while it is still hot!
Oh dear, I don’t even get out of bed until I’ve had a cup. Hopefully things slow down for you!
I love how simple this recipe is! These cookies would be perfect with my morning coffee.
Ah yes Thao–totally good with coffee!
I love love how easy and flexible granola bars like this are – and homemade sounds DELICIOUS! We eat our fair share of granola bars in this house.
I’ve always struggled with making “real” granola bars–but these are a snap!
Oh, it’s that simple to make these! How well do they keep? I love making my own granola but don’t have a lot of success with Granola Bars. And – did you use rolled oats ?
I did use rolled oats. I think they would keep well sealed in a tight cookie tin, though it might be tough to keep everyone from eating them up! I do have some oat groats too which I tried to figure out how to use for granola bars once. Those granola bars didn’t work for me either 🙁
I know these treats as Flapjacks, just love them, truly simple and no fuss food – my favourite kind!
Interesting name–here flapjacks are pancakes… And I agree on the simple goodness!
How divinely simple yet delicious!!!
Two of my favorite things!
Oh would my grandkids love these!
And they are easy enough so they could even help!
I’m intrigued by the idea of a honey variation, and also with mixing in a variety of different nuts, seeds, etc, for a true granola bar experience. What a great, simple recipe!
You know I tried and failed at making granola bars from a number of internet recipes. My kids kept asking me to try again so perhaps I should start adding on to this! Thanks for the suggestion!
i usually call the first bar or piece of pie that comes out of a pan the sacrificial piece because i almost always destroy it…maybe on purpose! 🙂
I’m glad that I’m in good company here!
Those couldn’t be easier! I’d love them too.
It is easy–I think it was one of my staple recipes when I was growing up and just learning to cook.
Those look amazing, was wondering as it is close to impossible to get brown sugar here in Argentina if I could use honey instead??
I would worry that straight honey would end up too sticky, but if you used a combination of white sugar and honey I’ll bet it would work. You might need to experiment some to get the ratios right. But I think the honey would be tasty in these. If you find amounts that work, I’d love to hear back from you!
These bars look seriously good, Inger. Looks like you’ve posted a winner! (And smiling thinking of all the baked goods you’ve had to produce this year…)
I like to think of the kids eating good homemade treats but perhaps I should teach my youngest (whose events these were) to bake 😉
Love the look of this recipe, easy and delicious…my favorite type of recipe 🙂 I’m going to make some for our upcoming 2,500 mile road trip.
Wow, it sounds like everyone is taking nice vacations. Can’t wait to hear more!
Quick and perfect for the lunchbox 😀
My kids thank you for that suggestion!
Sounds easy and looks tasty!
Perhaps too tasty–all gone in one day 😉
Oh, this is one I definitely will try! Your kids came up with a good name–Granola Bar Cookies.
I did like their name–and it’s not often you can trump tradition!