How to make Odwalla bars at home

Updated March 23, 2017

Homemade Odwalla bars can be a yummy snack that taste like (or come close to) those that you buy in the shop. Because Odwalla bars contain natural ingredients without preservatives, artificial colours or artificial flavourings, most of the ingredients to make your own Odwalla bar are available in a health food or grocery shop. By making these energy bars at home, you can control the portion size and make as many or as few as you like. With a bit of practice as to the right amount of the key ingredients, you can create different Odwalla bar varieties.

Preheat the oven to 162 degrees C (325 degrees F).

Lightly grease a foil-covered baking dish.

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir in nuts and dried fruit ingredients such as raisins or cranberries last.

Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and lightly press the ingredients.

Bake at 163 degrees C (325 degrees F) for 18 to 22 minutes or until slightly brown.

Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Bars should be cooled completely before removing from the pan.


To make your bars more moist, add additional oil to the mixture. For drier bars, add less oil. To get a texture similar to that of a shop-bought Odwalla bar, use a food processor to grind the rolled oats.

Things You'll Need

  • 180 g (2 cups) organic rolled oats
  • 138 g (1 cup) dry-roasted almonds (crushed)
  • 240 ml (1/2 cup) brown rice syrup
  • 38 g (1/4 cup) brown rice flour
  • 240 ml (1/2 cup) organic evaporated cane juice syrup
  • 120 ml (1/4 cup) organic evaporated cane juice
  • 120 ml (1/4 cup) organic dried oat syrup
  • 43 g (1/3 cup) organic soy nuts
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) crisp rice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 227 g (8 oz) dried fruit
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tin foil
  • Oven
  • Glass baking dish
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Kai Ingram has over 15 years of experience as a professional writer. She writes on a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurship, international affairs and health and spirituality. She has written for various publications and websites such as the "Atlanta Tribune," The Ms. CEO show and "New Vision in Business" magazine. Ingram has a Bachelor of Arts in social policy and journalism.