Updated: Jun 27, 2019
These No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars are loaded with nuts, coconut, and dried fruit for a filling and delicious snack that will fill you up and satisfy your tastebuds! These Paleo + vegan granola bars are the perfect thing to keep on hand for when hunger hits. Perfect snack option for work, prior to a workout or for the kids lunchboxes at school!
Ingredients (makes 10)
1 cup nuts and seeds of choice I used
1/2 cup each of chopped almonds, walnuts, pistachios and sunflower seeds
1 cup oats
½ cup flaked coconut toasted
½ cup dried fruit of choice I used dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup creamy almond butter
⅓ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Icing- 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tbsp maple syrup
Line a square pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the nuts and seeds, oats, flaked coconut, dried fruit, chia seeds and cinnamon.
Stir together the almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl or liquid measuring cup. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds – it should be hot and pour easily. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the almond butter/maple syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until all of the dry ingredients are coated.
Pour the sticky mixture into the prepared pan and then use a flat-bottomed drinking glass, measuring cup, or spatula to press the mixture into a firm, even layer in the pan.
Chocolate Icing- Combine ingredients into a pan over low heat and stir to combine. Pour over the bars and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before cutting into 10 granola bars.
Store the granola bars in a sealed bag or container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for a few months.