No-Bake Graham Cracker Squares


School bake sale meets your grown-up dreams—that's what's going on in these delicious squares.

Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 servings

A gooey honey-peanut butter sauce coats a grab bag of the best flavors of childhood: graham crackers, oats, peanuts, and coconut (just to name a few). The result is a decadent treat, perfect for an afternoon break or taking on a hike. A generous serving of fiber—thanks to oats, peanuts, and coconut—mean this snack is filling, delicious, and tastes sweet with no sugar crash.


  • Cooking spray

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped graham crackers (from 8 graham cracker sheets)

  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large heatproof bowl, stir chopped graham crackers, oats, cranberries, peanuts, coconut, and salt.

  3. In a small saucepan over medium-high, bring honey and brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly, and then remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Pour the honey-and-peanut butter mixture into the graham cracker mixture bowl and stir until coated.

  5. Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish, chill for 30 minutes, and then cut into squares.

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