03 14 2014.

no-bake nut bars

No-Bake Nut Bars - Spice and Dice

I bring a granola bar every day to work for a 3:00 pick-me-up – but I ran out last night and didn’t realize it until I got home from work. In an attempt to avoid the grocery store, I decided to work with what I had around the apartment. I had a ton of nuts that were leftover from other recipes and I always have oats so I decided to make nut granola bars.

No-Bake Nut Bars - Spice and Dice

Having made date balls and homemade granola before, this recipe is modeled closely after both but adjusted so that you don’t have to bake them (!!).

These are so easy. They take about 15 minutes to put together.

They are jam-packed with flavor, a little bit of sweet and a little bit of salt. I was pleasantly surprised that they came out moist and chewy. So if you’re into granola bars with tons of flavor and a healthy heaping of nuts, this recipe is for you.

No-Bake Nut Bars - Spice and Dice

No-Bake Nut Bars

yields: 12-15 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats + 1/2 cup oats, divided
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1/3 cup craisins/dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

Instructions:

  1. Line a small baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Using a food processor (or blender!) grind 1/2 cup of oats until fine and powdery.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the first nine ingredients (through cinnamon).
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into your baking pan and refrigerate overnight or until hardened.
  7. Slice and enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Karen Raymond

    These look delicious Kelsey! I am going to make a batch tomorrow!

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