These pretty little bars are like 3-in-1 power nuggets: snack, fuel, and treat. They’re just sweet enough, chewy, crunchy, and filling. Aside from freezer time, this recipe takes only 15-20 minutes to make.
Prep time: 15-20
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
INGREDIENTS [MAKES 16 BARS]
1 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. raw almonds – roughly chopped
1/2 c. dried blueberries
1/2 c. raw pistachios – roughly chopped
1/3 c. raw cashews – roughly chopped
1/3 c. raw pepitas
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/3 c. ground flax seed
1 c. raw almond butter
1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce [optional]
1/3 c. raw honey [or agave for vegan]
1 tsp. cinnamon
Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix them together.
Add honey and apple sauce and start mixing with a large wooden spoon. Add almond butter and continue mixing until well combined.
You may have to get your hands dirty to make sure it’s well combined!
Empty the mixture into the baking pan and press it out using your hands.
Pop the pan into the freezer for 1 hour, then remove the slab of bars by lifting the parchment. Cut into squares however large you desire.
Store in a bag or glass container in the freezer until you run out! They stay good indefinitely as long as they are well sealed in a freezer bag.