Some time last week, I was rather ill and had no appetite, so I just chose a granola bar from Gastronomia and it was so expensive, but it was tasty! Inspired, I tried to make it too. It was obviously non-baked and citrusy, so I searched the internet for a non-baked citrus bar recipe and found one from bowlofdelicious and adapted the recipe from there. It is quite adapted because I basically used whatever I had in the fridge.

(Makes an 8 inch square that can be cut into smaller squares)


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup lightly toasted almond flakes
  • 1 cup melon seeds
  • 1 cup citrus peel
  • 0.5 cup honey
  • 113g butter (I will use 105g (0.5 cup) of coconut oil the next time)
  • 0.5 tsp salt


  1. Line the square pan with baking paper, covering up the sides as well.
  2. Heat the butter, honey and salt in a saucepan and let it simmer till it thickens a little.
  3. Add the rolled oats and stir to coat.
  4. Add the dried fruits and nuts and stir to coat.
  5. Allow the mixture to heat for a brief moment and remove from heat.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepare square pan and place a baking paper on top.
  7. Using your hand, press the mixture together using some force as evenly as possible.
  8. Chill this in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  9. Cut into desired squares and wrap them in plastic so they are easy to grab and eat.

The next time I try this, I will skip the butter and add coconut oil instead.