No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe
The No Bake Peanut Butter Healthy Granola Bars came out of an experimentation I had with a friend who was planning to get into a business of making health food bars. I wanted the granola bars to be wholesome with the right amount of protein carbs and vitamins and minerals and finding a balance with taste did take some time.
Serve No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars as a snack in between your meals or whenever you feel hungry.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Energy Bars such as
- 1 cup Oats , instant
- 2 cups Dates , pitted (or about 30)
- 1 cup Almonds , coarsely powdered
- 1/2 cup Walnuts , coarsely powdered
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter , or almond butter
- 1/4 cup Flax seed powder (flax meal) Optional Ingredients
- Mixed dry fruits , prunes,apricots, cranberries and other dry fruits
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract , or orange rind
- 1/2 cup Dark chocolate , chopped, (I use a high quality chocolate bar and cut them into pieces)
Directions for No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe
In a heavy bottomed pan, roast the instant oats on medium heat until when you taste it you get a subtle crunch. Once toasted transfer to a bowl to cool.
Prepare the almond powder, walnut powder and the flaxseed powder separately. If you like a crunch to your bar, then you can make the nut powders coarse.
In a Food Processor, blend the dates until it becomes almost smooth. Add the nuts, flaxseed powder, peanut butter and the toasted oats into the processor. Blend off of them together until it's all combined. The granola bar dough is now ready to be set.
Place the peanut butter granola bar contents it on a 8 x 8 square dish and press it down to spread it evenly. You can use a flat pastry knife to do the same as well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours so it gets set well to be cut.
Cut it into desired sizes and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks or outside in a cool dark place for about a week.
These No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars stay fresh even when not refrigerated for about a week.
Note: You can add more honey or peanut butter or dates if you find the Granola bars too dry.
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