They are classic, delicious, and universal not to forget salty, a little kick of spice, sweet, and are irresistible snacks.

Nutty trail mix granola Bars are a combination of high-protein peanut butter, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds of a delicious and healthy snack. They are an easy, no-bake, gluten-free snack that is packed full of super foods. You can swap the peanut butter for any nut or seed butter, the nuts and seeds for any combination of either/or, you could replace the honey with maple syrup or agave and use any dried fruit your heart desires to what am actually using. Literary this recipe isn’t cast on stone, so feel free to switch or change-up the ingredients to what’s available to you.

Disclaimer:

My main aim or focus in prepping this crunchy bar was specifically to crumble it later and add it to my smoothies and yogurt. I prefer drinking it to eating it, since it fills me up much more. If you prefer a much chewier texture of the final outcome, make sure to double the liquid ingredients if you decide to use my exact recipe.

Making “Nutty trail mix granola bar”

Prep time: 15 mins   Chill time: 2 hours  Total time: 2 hours 15 mins

Yields: 6 bars

Serves: 2 pax

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup of old fashion rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of desiccated shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of dried mixed fruits
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Spices:

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom

Important tools:

  • Saucepan /Sufuria
  • heat proof spatula OR wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/ Spoons
  • Heat
  • Icebox {Fridge}
  • Non stick Loaf pan
  • Wax paper

Instructions:

Step 1: Prep the loaf pan

Depending on the number of people you are making for, you can either use the loaf pan of a brownie baking tray. In this case, am just using a loaf pan since am making these for two people. Drizzle some cooking oil at the bottom of the loaf pan, coat it to the sides, align it with wax paper – set aside.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.

Step 3: Prep the wet ingredients

In a sufuria or saucepan over low heat, place the peanut butter + vanilla extract + cooking oil, heat it till it forms a paste like consistency. Turn off heat, let it cool for 1 min. Take that paste and mix it to the dry ingredients. NB: Use  your clean hands to bind them together to a crumbly texture.

Step 4: Assemble to your pan

Pour the mixture to your pan, flatten it out evenly, then with the help of a glass with a bottom base, press flatten it more. Place the pan in your fridge for 2 hours to chill and set.

Step 5: Slice, serve and enjoy.

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Tips to consider:

Storage:

These healthy high protein snacks have a long shelf life. You can store in a ziplock bag, or an air tight container –  in your refrigerator for a few weeks or freeze them for several months.

Double the liquids 

The amount of liquids I used here, may have been slightly less than required. If you decide to use my exact ingredients, increase the quantity by double. This will guarantee you a better firm and dense texture than that of a crumble one.

Left over:

Crumble them, and add them to your smoothie, yogurt or serve it as a cereal.

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