No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Need a good grab n' go snack to carry in your purse or to have stashed in the fridge or car? I have just the bar recipe for you today! My vegan No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars are easy to make, they store well, and they're packed with healthy ingredients. Forget the store bought ones. Whip these up in a jiffy!

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This recipe is great because you can mix and match your add-ins each time, trying different combos of seeds and dried fruit. Or sub in chopped nuts for the seeds. I like pumpkin seeds and dried cherries, or pecans and cranberries. Use whatever you have on hand. I like to keep my pantry well stocked so that I can whip up healthy treat recipes any time!

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Vegan/ Gluten Free

1 cup large flake oats

1/4 cup oat flour

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/3 cup seeds of choice such as pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, sesame

1/3 cup dried fruit

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup brown rice syrup

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. Add the rice syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt to a small pot and warm it over low heat until it's easy to whisk together. Do not heat it to a boil. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together. I like to use my hands to mix it well. The chocolate will start to melt. Press the dough into a parchment paper lined 8x8" pan. Chill in the fridge until firm or place into the freezer for up to 2 hours to speed the process. Remove the whole thing from the pan and slice into bars. I like to trim all 4 sides and then slice into 12 bars. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes:

- You can substitute honey for the rice syrup. If so, omit the coconut sugar because honey is sweeter.

- Do not use maple syrup as the sweetener. The rice syrup or honey will hold the bars together really well but maple is too watery and they'll fall apart.

I hope you give them a try! Let me know if you do and tag me on Instagram so that I can re-post 🙂 

Have a wonderful rest of the week, friends!

xoxo

Heather

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