Family Fave: Snack Bars (or Dessert Bars!)

Family Fave: No-Bake Snack Bars (or Dessert Bars!)
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Recipe type: Snack or Dessert
Cuisine: Yum
 
I try to have these bars on hand for my kids. They work when they want a treat when it isn't a dessert night, or when they need a quick snack that won't leave them hungry in 30 minutes. I cut them into individual bars and store them in snack bags in the freezer.
Ingredients
  • 4 T coconut oil, melted
  • 4 T raw honey
  • ½ c natural peanut butter (can use any nut butter alternative here)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c rolled oats
  • ⅓ c shredded coconut
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • bar of dark chocolate (I use 70% cocoa or higher)
Instructions
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients (I usually melt the first three together then add the vanilla).
  2. Combine dry ingredients (oats, coconut, seeds and cinnamon).
  3. Stir dry and wet ingredients together. Pour into a 9x9 baking dish and press down. I use a metal ½ c measuring cup to push everything flat. The better you do at this the better your bars will stay together!
  4. Melt chocolate bar. I do this in the microwave at 50% power - one minute, stir, then another minute. Drizzle chocolate over the flattened oat mixture.
  5. Put in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to set.
  6. Cut into individual bars. Place each one in a snack bag and store in freezer for a super convenient, satisfying snack or treat!

Recipe adapted from one I found on peanutbutterrunner.com – I will post the original as soon as I can…it had some extra nuts and dried fruit in it if I remember correctly.

Update: Here it is! https://www.peanutbutterrunner.com/peanut-butter-coconut-and-fruit-granola-bars/

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