Give Me Some Energy Granola Bars (No Bake)

Tomorrow (Or Today if you are reading this on Tuesday) we are going to Disneyland.

You can’t even begin to understand the excitement that is generating through my body at this moment. Each time that I’ve been to Disneyland in the past years, I’ve been pregnant. Which means each time I’ve smiled my way through Dumbo, Pirates, and the Carousel. All the while my husband runs around like a 5 year old hopped up on churrrrros smiling his way down every drop, turn, twist, and other exciting rides as I sit back and watch.

Not this time my friends.

Although my tolerability (word?) might have changed, and I may find myself looking for the nearest bathroom after one ‘exciting’ drop off of splash mountain, I plan on enjoying all that I missed out on! I will prevail…I will have the energy!

And I will have a Churrrrro.

Give Me Some Energy Granola Bars (No Bake)

Ingredients:

1/4 c. crunchy peanut butter (natural)

1/4 c. coconut oil

1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. maple sugar (you can sub brown sugar, date sugar, or coconut sugar too)

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. oats

1 c. brown rice cereal

1/8 c. ground flax seeds

1/8 c. chia seeds

1/4 c. chocolate chips (you can sub chopped dates, cocoa nibs, chopped nuts)

Directions:

1. Prepare an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl add oats, cereal, flax seeds, and chia seeds.

2. In a sauce pan, heat PB, oil, honey, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and stir often for about a minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Pour liquid into the medium bowl and mix all ingredients together until fully coated. Pour ingredients into pan and press firmly and evenly into pan. Press in chocolate chips on top.

3. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to harden. Cut and individually wrap and store in an airtight container. (I keep mine in the fridge, then let them sit out a little bit before eating.)

I’ve already wrapped and packed these bars for tomorrow just in case I find myself drifting off while waiting for a ride that pregnant people aren’t allowed to ride on.

It’s.Going.To.Be.Sick.

 

 

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  1. jaclyn says:

    EEk Disneyland!!!?!??! HOW FUN!! please post about how it was bringing a 2 year old to Disneyland!! WE plan on going when my LO is about 1 1/2 so any tips will be SUPER helpful!!!

    http://www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com

  2. holly says:

    I had the ingredients on hand so I decided to throw these together today and they were AWESOME! I made a GF version by subbing the regular oats for GF oats … easy! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. Christine says:

    These look positively delish! I will have to try them this weekend!

    Have a wonderful trip – you deserve it! Your website re-vamp is gorgeous!

  4. mmmm I love no bake bars, and these ones look packed. Have a great time!

  5. Ooooo, I’m jealous. You’re going to have a blast!

  6. Brandi says:

    Just made these, and they are sooooooo good! I love them, my kids love them…they’re a hit! The only clarification I would note, is the cooking time on the pb and sugar’s mix. The recipe says, “Bring to a boil and stir often for about 2 minutes.” I wasn’t sure if that was bring to a boil, and then stir it on boil for 2 minutes, or bring it to a boil- which would take about 2 minutes. The pb started to smell like it was going to burn right about boiling point, so I just took it off then. Anyways, we loved them so much! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Arielle says:

      Hi Brandi! Thanks so much for letting me know about my directions being unclear! Sometimes I write these blog posts late and night and my brain is usually scrambled eggs :)! I changed the directions so it said to said to bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about a minute. (Stir often.)
      I hope that helps, and thank you again Brandi for letting me know!! :)

  7. Bridget says:

    Hi, I want to try this recipe but I’m unsure about what brown rice cereal is. Are you talking about the puffed rice cereal that you would eat out of the box? Or like a hot cereal that you would normally cook first?

    • Arielle says:

      Hi Bridget, It’s the same thing as the cereal brand rice krispies, but this is a brown rice (whole grain) version. If you can’t find brown rice cereal, feel free to use regular rice krispie cereal! :)

  8. Grace says:

    Just made these and they smell divine! I used sunbutter instead, let’s see how they turned out! Can’t wait to take them out of the fridge and try (: great recipe, I looked all over for healthy bars, thanks!!

  9. Kelli says:

    I just had to tell you that I brought these for my CTR 4s on Sunday and they could NOT stop eating them! Definitely a big hit, thanks for the recipe!

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