No-Bake Cranberry Oat Chews

no bake christmas cookies

Things are getting quite festive around here.  I’ve been baking up a storm and actually have even more baking that I’m scheduling for this weekend.  This recipe, however, does not require baking at all. The no-bake cranberry oat chews are peanut-buttery, chewy, and hearty little gems.

I had all of the ingredients to make this cookie on hand, and you might as well.  I eat granola for breakfast and was inspired by the Cascadian Farm Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, so when the people at Cascadian Farm asked me to do a cookie swap with a few other bloggers, I was totally in.

I initially wanted to do a traditional chocolate no-bake, but my husband isn’t really a chocolate eater and so far this christmas, all of my recipes have been quite chocolate-y.

Granola no-bake cookies

Instead, I used a peanut butter and brown sugar mixture to create these chewy cookies. Check out the full recipe below, plus links to all of the wonderful bloggers participating in this cookie swap.

No-Bake Cranberry Oat Chews


  • 13 oz Dark Chocolate Almond Granola
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Mix together the granola and dried cranberries in a large bowl.  Heat Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Peanut Butter in a saucepan over medium heat until combined.  Pour over the cereal mixture and fold together until the granola and cranberries are total covered.  Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the granola mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate until cooled.


They work as a perfect compliment to the chocolate-dipped lemon shortbread stars (and also double as a pretty great breakfast).

How do you like the idea of a chewy, cranberry-y cookie?

Here are some more fabulous recipes (all made with cereal!)  so they’re great shortcuts if you’re short on time!

Peanut Butter Runner: Oatmeal & White Chocolate Cookies

Perpetually Chic: Gingerbread Bourbon Balls

Young Married Chic: Molasses Ginger Maple Granola Cookies

Waiting on Martha: Raspberry Coconut Crumble Bars

Freutcake: Cereal Maple Nut Brittle

Clara Persis: Salted Honey Nut Butternut Blondies


Disclosure: A box of free cereal and compensation were provided for this sponsored post. However, the recipe and opinions are my own. If you get a chance, pop over to Cascadian Farm and give them a big hug for helping to keep us up and running around here!

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