Tried, tested and true, these are my go-to sweet snack full of protein and only good things
I’m a snacker. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
In addition to eating wholesome meals throughout the day, I also like to have readily available snacks in my kitchen. These are perfect for before or after a workout and they aren’t too sweet or strong.
The only downfall about them is that they don’t last long, Brett seemingly grabs 2-3 at a time and before I know they’ve vanished.
Make them asap and eat them quickly too if you’re not alone! Enjoy!
Go-To Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- MAKES: 16 bars
- TOTAL TIME: 20 min + cooling
1 1/2 c whole oats
1 1/2 c puffed brown rice
1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
1/2 c chopped nuts, i used walnuts
1/4 pumpkin seeds
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/2 c peanut or almond butter
2 tbs raw honey
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp each cinnamon & salt
2-4 tbs dark chocolate chips, i used mini
Optionally toast the dry ingredients – preheat oven to 400F. Mix all the dry ingredients into a 13X9 baking pan and toast in oven for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt all the wet ingredients together, including salt & cinnamon, in a small saucepan over low heat.
Remove dry ingredients and pour into a large bowl. Then pour the wet mixture over and mix well.
Line baking pan with parchment paper and press the mixture into the pan. Use some force to make sure it’s compact and even, I like the use another piece of parchment paper to press my hands on to.
Top with chocolate chips, if desired and press them down. Cover, cool in fridge for at least 3 hours then cut into 16 bars and enjoy!
Keep well in the fridge for 1 week.
Macros (per bar): 238 calories, 18g carbs, 16g fat, 6g protein
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