But move over little lunch box snacks, there’s a new bar in town.
A No- Bake Granola bar that you can do two different ways.
Peanut butter or my favorite, Nutella!
When I first saw this recipe over at One Crazy Cookie, I made it immediately, with a few minor changes.
That is what is so great about granola bars. You can add what ever suits your fancy. I skipped the sunflower seeds, added unsweetened coconut, and upped the almonds.
Do I dare say, this is our new favorite snack bar.
That was a winner too.
These are the easiest bars to make. You just toast up your oats, nuts, and coconut for about 8-10 minutes. You have to be careful not to burn your coconut. It will toast up pretty fast and burn if your not looking. Not that I would know by experience or anything.
Then you melt your peanut butter (or Nutella) with some honey, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Add melted ingredients to the toasted oat ingredients and add a little oil. Stir in the chocolate chips and press into a pan. Let cool, cut, and indulge!
I’m making my 3rd batch tomorrow. Even though I cut and wrap them for school lunches, they keep disappearing.
They make a pretty good grab and go breakfast too!
I hope you give these bars a try. I think you’ll be pretty darn happy that you did.
No-Bake Granola Bars
Adapted from One Crazy Cookie
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 unsweetened coconut
1 cup almonds (I used sliced)
3/4 cup peanut butter or Nutella
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread the oats, coconut, and almonds into a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine the peanut butter (or Nutella), honey, vanilla and salt in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir until peanut butter (or Nutella) is melted and everything is smooth and mixed well.
- Pour mixture over the oats and mix well. Add oil and stir until well blended. Cool slightly.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and pour mixture in a 9 x9 or 8 x11 pan that has been lined with wax paper.
- Press mixture firmly into the pan.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before cutting into bars if you can wait that long.