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Chocolate Coated Nuts and Seeds Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If you’re looking for a simple and easy-to-make snack that you can grab on the go – we’ve found the perfect treat. These granola bars are stuffed full of healthy seeds, peanuts, and no refined sugar. Plus, they taste absolutely incredible.

Chocolate Coated Nuts and Seeds Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

528

Serves

12

Ingredients

For the Bars:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shelled peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

For the Chocolate:

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 13×9-inch pan with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the peanut butter, coconut oil, and syrup in a small saucepan and place on the stovetop over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir together until the coconut oil is completely melted and the mixture in warm. Add the almond milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well and remove from heat to cool.
  4. Mix together all the dry ingredients (seeds, nuts, and oats) in a large mixing bowl. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl and stir with a large spoon or spatula. Mix until well coated then press the mixture into your prepared pan and use something flat to pack it down, such as the bottom of a cup.
  5. Bake the bars for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are very golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled cut them into bars and melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Dip, brush, or drizzle the bars with chocolate as desired and allow the chocolate to set and harden.
  6. Now they’re ready for munching! Store in an airtight container. This recipe can also be crumbled into clusters and eaten on a bowl with non-dairy milk or yogurt and fruit.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 6339 | Total Carbs: 695 g | Total Fat: 295 g | Total Protein: 165 g | Total Sodium: 3204 g | Total Sugar: 357 g

Per Serving: Calories: 528 | Carbs: 58 g | Fat: 25 g | Protein: 14 g | Sodium: 267 mg | Sugar: 30 g

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Delicious, sometimes healthy, usually crazy, and always unpredictable recipes. Tori Cooper is the writer and baker behind the food blog Gringalicious where she shares her delicious, sometimes healthy, usually crazy, and always unpredictable recipes. She lives with her family in the Patagonia region of the Andes mountains in southern Chile and spends her leisure time dreaming up new ways to make simple ingredients taste awesome.


 

 

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Marnie
3 Months Ago

Can you suggest a workable sub for the oats to make this low carb? I have oat fibre; do you think that would work?
There are subs available for the sugar & maple syrup but I am not sure what to do about the oats. Everything else is OK


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