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!
Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  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.

62 Comments

  1. JayelleLD

    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. Katie L

    fruit or trail mix

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  3. Kellyg

    Dried fruit…Apples too!!

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  4. Angelle T

    We love smoothies!

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  5. barbara n

    My favorite healthy snack is apple and peanut butter

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  6. Terri

    Fruit!

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  7. Sarah

    I love pistachios!

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  8. Audrey

    Hummus and veggies

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  9. Corisa

    my favorite healthy snack are cashews or almonds!

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  10. Bonnie Cantrell

    Organic Yogurt

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  11. Lauren U

    I love to snack on almonds

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  12. rhonda nicholas

    looks so yummy will have to make some for camping!

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  13. Julie N

    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!

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  14. Amanda

    fruit

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  15. Yoojin

    I love snacking on a few almonds!

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  16. Ashley S

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

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  17. Lori V

    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!!

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  18. alisa

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

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  19. Ash Johnson

    Fruit and nuts are my faves

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  20. Renata

    Peanut butter and apples!

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  21. Ray

    I enjoy healthy trail mix with dried fruits and nuts!

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  22. Rhonda Bayless

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Granola Bars!

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  23. Claire

    I like protein bars.

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  24. kesha

    My favorite healthy snack is Chobani yogurt

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  25. Les S.

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

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  26. Kim W

    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.

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  27. MaryAnn Casey

    I love granola that contains peanut butter

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  28. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls}

    fruits and almonds

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  29. Kylie C

    A handful of almonds!

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  30. Yenny

    I like carrot sticks and light ranch dressing

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  31. Eugenie

    Air-popped popcorn

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  32. Howell

    Bananas

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  33. Meryl

    Nature Valley dark chocolate granola thins

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  34. Louis

    Popcorn.

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  35. Stacy

    I love hummus and veggies

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  36. judy gardner

    i love bananas with just a little nutella

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  37. MAMOTTS

    carrot chips hummus

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  38. Jamie Martin

    Almonds

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  39. Kristen

    My favorite is in season fruit.

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  40. Ttrockwood

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

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  41. Tawnya S

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

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  42. elven johnson

    Hummus & pretzels.

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  43. Jennifer Roberson

    My favorite healthy snack is plain vanilla yogurt with granola!

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  44. Mel brock

    my favorite healthy snack is popcorn!

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  45. Melody

    Yogurt with granola

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  46. Hezzi-D

    I enjoy dried fruit and almonds for a snack.

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  47. Dani K

    My favorite healthy snack is celery with almond butter or hummus.

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  48. Keisa Rogers

    I love bananas

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  49. gala

    I love dates

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  50. Teresa Thompson

    Granola bars and trail mix.

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  51. Jenny Stanek

    I like apple slices with a little bit of cinnamon sugar

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  52. Maryann D.

    I love hummus and veggies or crackers

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  53. Michelle S.

    I like yogurt

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