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No Bake Oat Bars

This weekend I took a trip to my local health food store to stock up on some healthy ingredients for these beauties! As I was looking through the aisles, I noticed myself picking up all sorts of bars to try out for my afternoon snack. These usually give me inspiration for my own little treats, and this week I was looking for something that was sweet, healthy, and all natural after my cousin gave me a little challenge. She’s been on a healthy regime, so this recipe inspiration was for her. I did cheat a little though, using chocolate (it was dark..so it doesn’t count as cheating right?! ) but I can’t help it, I personally love that little bit of sweetness in my snacks! The results turned out delicious, and I had to make a second batch to give to her since the first was gone so fast! But i’m not complaining, this recipe is super quick to make and requires no baking whatsoever, so it didn’t take me long at all. So, lets begin!

A few useful tips:

  • If you’re using whole oats, I threw mine in my Vitamix for a few seconds to make it more of a powdery consistency, it was easier to work with
  • Make the almond butter fresh instead of store bought (need a recipe, look at my previous post on Homemade Almond Butter)
  • Use your hands and get a little messy, its not only fun and kind of therapeutic hehe, but the heat from your body melts the coconut oil in the mixture and helps everything to blend together nicely

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocao nibs
  • 3 pieces of 65% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. If you’re using whole oats, use a Vitamix or food processor and make into powdery consistency
  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until combined
  3. Use your hands to kneed the mixture to make sure everything has been incorporated evenly
  4. In a container (I used a 4 x 6 glass container) use a spoon or your hands to evenly spread out the mixture
  5. Place in the fridge to “set” for 10 – 30 minutes
  6. Remove from fridge, cut into little rectangles & enjoy!  IMG_4474.JPG
  7. Yield: 12          156 calories/serving

One thought on “No Bake Oat Bars

  1. I made these the other day and they turned out great! I love how you used coconut oil. I have been trying to think of ways to incorporate it into food, since I was not a fan of mixing it in my green tea/coffee. No bake anything with oats is just plain delicious.

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