(picture compliments of Allison’s Gourmet)
A Little Happy Friday Sweet Treat!
I thought I would have a little fun this Friday by sharing my favorite no bake, chewy almond butter granola bar recipe with you! They are oh so dangerously good, packed full of healthy ingredients to keep your energy level up while you’re having fun making jewelry!
I love making these little sweet & healthy treats for a great snack around the house and they are always kid, friends and family friendly. Everyone Loooooves them & can’t seem to get enough…myself included!
I have tweaked this recipe from a few different ones I’ve tried over the years. The great thing about these is that you can add or remove anything your heart desires.
Lets start with the yummy ingredients:
1 lb of freshly ground almond butter
(I have tried almond butter from a jar but it’s just not the best and I do not recommend it. It doesn’t have the right consistency and it’s certainly not as tasty)
1 lb chopped mixed nuts
2 cups low fat granola
1 cup oats
1/2 cup mixed dried fruit
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dark or light corn syrup
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup of coconut flakes for the top
1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite chocolate chips for the top (my favorite is Ghirardelli white chocolate chips)
Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper. Set the stove to low heat. In a medium pot (about a 6 quart pot) mix all of the ingredients together. Once everything is mixed well, pour into your lined pan spread out evenly pressing everything together and and to your desired thickness. Add the remaining coconut flakes and chocolate chips to the top and gently press them into the mixture. Cover and refrigerate over night. Once they are cold, cut into your desired bar or bite size pieces. Keep these in an air tight container refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.
Here’s a little secret…I couldn’t even get through writing about these tasty little nuggets of joyfully packed goodness without enjoying one myself. They’re just too good! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and please feel free to post your favorite snack or sweet treat recipe for all to enjoy!