No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Are you ever in the mood for a sweet treat but have difficulty finding one that is nutritious and not processed? I remember being in elementary school and taking a granola bar every day for snack time. Well guess what? Homemade granola bars aren’t that difficult to make. The best part is, you can make them how you like and you know everything that gets added in!
I’ve made a variety of granola bars over the years. They all typically have some variation of nuts, seeds, and oats, oftentimes with a liquid sweetener which helps them to stick. This is the first recipe I have encountered which uses dates for that purpose. Because they’re so sticky, and naturally add sweetness, dates are a great base ingredient to make various energy balls and bars. Additionally, they’re packed with nutrition!
These bars also contain oats, almonds, and sunflower seeds which add a good dose of fiber and heart-healthy omega-3s!
Because they have both dates and maple syrup, they’re a little bit on the sweeter side. But they’re perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth or balancing out a cup of coffee! They can also be great for a quick breakfast! The best part is, they can be prepared quickly and easily, and require no baking!