Most of the time I find myself buying granola bars because they have always seemed complicated and full of too many ingredients to make at home. What I don’t love about store bought bars are the ingredients I cannot pronounce along with the extended shelf life. In under 15 minutes, using staple foods in my kitchen, I made the most delicious bars, perfect for packing in your lunch or grabbing instead of that handful of Halloween candy. The best part is you don’t even need to turn on your oven for this recipe. A freezer is all you need!
Almond butter, maple syrup and a hint of coconut oil give these bars a soft, chewy texture. I chose almond butter in place of peanut butter because peanuts are considered a legume and among one of the top allergen foods. Legumes contain phytic acid which impairs the absorption of minerals in our bodies. These bars are very versatile so play around with ingredients you have on hand, adding in your favourite cereal, nuts or seeds. In my opinion, the chocolate brings all of the flavours together and is essential to the recipe!
Happy Halloween weekend!!