No-Bake Granola Bars

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This granola bar recipe from Ashley Acornley of Triangle Nutrition Therapy blends the crunch and sweetness of a traditional granola bar, but adds a nutrient-packed punch to help you get through the day.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Prep Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of nut butter of your choice (almond butter, for example)
  • 2/3 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of chopped nuts of your choice (almonds and walnuts, for example)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of dried fruit (cranberries, for example)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons of shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the above ingredients until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  2. Line a 9-inch-by-5-inch baking pan with parchment paper and distribute the mixture evenly in the pan with a spatula.
  3. Optional step: Sprinkle extra chia seeds on the top for an added crunch.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer for 2 hours to set.
  5. After the granola mixture is set, take the pan out of the freezer and cut it into even-sized bars, then wrap in tinfoil.
  6. Keep the bars in the refrigerator and enjoy when you are ready!

 

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