I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks my family can enjoy...that actually taste good. Let me introduce these no bake chewy granola bars. This is honestly one of the easiest things I've ever made, with all sorts of honey sweet goodness.
There are seven ingredients and no baking. A winning combo for a busy family.
2 cup rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1 cup pitted dried prunes (coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup nut butter (I used creamy almond butter but you could use peanut butter or whatever kind you prefer)
1/2 cup honey (buy local if you can for so many reasons including the health benefits)
baking pan (I used an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2")
Start by adding all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl. You'll eventually need to transfer the mixed ingredients into a food processor, so I find it's easiest to coarsely chop everything a bit first.
Once you have all your ingredients in the bowl, mix it up really well with a wooden spoon. Now it's time for the food processor. This is kind of a big batch, so I had to do three separate batches in the food processor. Pulse the batter for about 30 seconds or until all the big pieces of prune and walnuts are chopped up.
Line your baking pan with parchment paper and transfer each portion of chopped up batter into the pan. Just toss it in there because you'll shape it later!
Once everything is processed, pat it down and form it into the pan.
Now you just place the pan (uncovered ok) into the refrigerator and let it chill. I usually give it about an hour before digging in! Keep them stored in the fridge and just cut off a piece and enjoy!