Tropical {No Bake} Granola Bars and Nature Box Giveaway

Whew. We made it through our first week of kindergarten. And, since Doodle is attending all day school, he is supposed to take a snack for the afternoons. So when I received this box from NatureBox to review, I knew right away what I wanted to make.

Homemade granola bars. Holy awesomeness.

Do you know that the average American eats almost 25 percent of their calories from snacking? Yikes.  In fact, snacking is the leading cause of childhood obesity. NatureBox helps you get more out of your day without wasting calories on the bad stuff, by sourcing delicious, healthy snacks and sends them to you monthly.

NatureBox snacks are made from the most wholesome ingredients and will be minimally processed, if at all.  They contain no high-fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, and no trans-fat, no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavorings.  Awesome, right?

In my July box, I received Zesta Fiesta Mix, Lemon Pucker Pistachios, Garden Tomato Crunchies, Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels, and Sunny Trails fruit mix.  I used the Sunny Trails mix in my granola bars–this snack mix is packed with a medley of dried fruits that will keep your spirit and energy sky high. Raw almonds provide a nutty crunch to balance out the sweet, chewy fruits.

Doodle almost ate the entire bag before I could get the granola bars made!  It was definitely a hit.  And definitely something I felt good about feeding my kiddo.

Want a chance to win your own NatureBox?  Just enter the giveaway below using the Rafflecopter entry form!  And for even more chances to win, be sure to visit all of the other participating sites.

Tropical {No Bake} Granola Bars and Nature Box Giveaway
Make these bars in less than 15 minutes for a healthy, on-the-go snack!
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal
  • 5 ounces Sunny Trails dried fruit mix
  • ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, agave nectar, butter and orange peel. Bring to a boil, and then reduced heat to low, stirring until the sugar melts.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients to combine.
  3. Transfer to a greased 9x11 baking dish. Cover with wax paper and press into an even layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

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Disclosure: Nature Box was received in order to facilitate this review and giveaway, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Learning to make things from scratch, more healthy and more enjoyable. Thanks for the recipe cannot wait to try it
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  2. fruit or trail mix

  3. Those look SO good, Ashley! I want to nibble on all those awesome coconut parts 🙂 yummy!!
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..White Chocolate Snickerdoodle BlondiesMy Profile

  4. Dried fruit…Apples too!!

  5. Angelle T says:

    We love smoothies!

  6. barbara n says:

    My favorite healthy snack is apple and peanut butter

  7. Fruit!

  8. I love pistachios!

  9. I love homemade granola bars + these look absolutely wonderful. YUM!
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..homemade thin crust pizza {the best EVER!}My Profile

  10. Hummus and veggies

  11. my favorite healthy snack are cashews or almonds!

  12. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    Organic Yogurt

  13. I love to snack on almonds


  14. Blueberries and cheese!
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  15. rhonda nicholas says:

    looks so yummy will have to make some for camping!

  16. I am a granola freak! Any time I need a snack I just reach for the oats and nits and I am set! Love it!

  17. fruit

  18. I love veggies! Nice crisp and cold veggies! Mmmmm!
    Sarah recently posted..{TUTORIAL} Why I’ll never buy microwave popcorn ever again… Sorry Orville!My Profile

  19. I love snacking on a few almonds!

  20. right now.. I can’t get enough cucumbers!

  21. I love granola bars! What a great snacking idea – bookmarking!
    Ashley – Baker by Nature recently posted..White Chocolate, Lemon, Ginger BlondiesMy Profile

  22. Those granola bars look delicious! I’m making them for back to school snacks. Thanks for the recipe. I would love to win a Naturebox!!

  23. ants on a log (celery stick with peanut butter and raisins!)

  24. Ash Johnson says:

    Fruit and nuts are my faves

  25. Peanut butter and apples!

  26. I love the bright colors of the fruit in these granola bars 🙂 And homemade bars are definitely a favorite snack at my house.
    Baking Serendipity recently posted..Buffalo Ranch Dipping SauceMy Profile

  27. Well, these granola bars would probably be on the list. Other than that, PB and apples!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Butter Pecan Cake Kettle Corn {Sundays with Joy}My Profile

  28. I enjoy healthy trail mix with dried fruits and nuts!

  29. Rhonda Bayless says:

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Granola Bars!

  30. I like protein bars.

  31. My favorite healthy snack is Chobani yogurt

  32. I keep almonds, dried fruit and rice crispies in little snack size bags for easy munching.

  33. My favorite healthy snack are fruits and granola bars. These no bake granola bars look so yummy I am going to try and make them.

  34. MaryAnn Casey says:

    I love granola that contains peanut butter

  35. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} says:

    fruits and almonds

  36. A handful of almonds!

  37. I like carrot sticks and light ranch dressing

  38. Air-popped popcorn

  39. Bananas

  40. Nature Valley dark chocolate granola thins

  41. Popcorn.

  42. I love hummus and veggies

  43. Fresh fruit!
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  44. judy gardner says:

    i love bananas with just a little nutella

  45. carrot chips hummus

  46. Jamie Martin says:


  47. My favorite is in season fruit.

  48. Ttrockwood says:

    My favorite snacks right now are frozen grapes and apples with almond butter

  49. I love hummus for a healthy snack with veggies or pretzels.

  50. elven johnson says:

    Hummus & pretzels.

  51. Jennifer Roberson says:

    My favorite healthy snack is plain vanilla yogurt with granola!

  52. Mel brock says:

    my favorite healthy snack is popcorn!

  53. Yogurt with granola

  54. I enjoy dried fruit and almonds for a snack.

  55. Almonds are my favorite healthy snack
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  56. My favorite healthy snack is celery with almond butter or hummus.

  57. Keisa Rogers says:

    I love bananas

  58. I love dates

  59. Teresa Thompson says:

    Granola bars and trail mix.

  60. Jenny Stanek says:

    I like apple slices with a little bit of cinnamon sugar

  61. I love hummus and veggies or crackers

  62. Michelle S. says:

    I like yogurt


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