Nuts For Chocolate Granola Bars

You can ALWAYS have chocolate for breakfast, especially when it looks this good!

Whoever said healthy food had to be boring?!

Well, whoever said it was very very wrong! You won’t find me eating anything bland or tasteless here.

If you’ve ever had a Kind Bar and/or a Chewy Quaker Granola Bar than you will be able to imagine combining those two flavors and getting THIS magnificent bar.

I’m truly nuts about these granola bars!

See what I did there… nuts.

Hahaha, sometimes I like to think I’m funny.

These bars are the perfect combination of chewy and crunchy, as well as sweet and salty. You can’t go wrong!

I mean come on…

Chewy chocolate granola bars with crunchy nuts and sweet honey?!

This granola bar is what dreams are made of!

Nuts For Chocolate Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup

How to make…

Step 1: In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. This includes the chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pistachios, almonds, puffed rice cereal, cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and quick oats. Set aside.

Step 2: In a saucepan on high heat bring all wet ingredients to a boil. This includes the vanilla, honey, and brown rice syrup.

Step 3: Once the wet ingredients have come to a boil quickly remove it from the heat as it hardens quickly.

Step 4: Pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients you set aside previously folding it in until all the dry ingredients are completely covered and the chocolate chips have mostly melted.

Step 5: Transfer the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. You’ll want extra parchment paper hanging over the sides of the pan because this will make the bars easier to take out.

Step 6: Press the mixture down firmly and allow to cool for 40+ minutes at room temp or 25+ minutes in the fridge if you can’t wait!

Step 7: Remove the granola bar mixture by holding the parchment paper and placing on your counter top or any flat surface.

Step 8: Cut the mixture into whatever size granola bars you desire.

Enjoy!!

Grab a bar before they’re gone!

Almond Joy Energy Balls

A chewy chocolaty bite sized snack that gives you energy for hours!

Ever get in that mid day slump?

Yeahh, me too.

Usually by 2 pm you can find me by the nearest coffee maker brewing my 2nd or 3rd cup of coffee. Not my best habit, I know.

But lately I’ve been really into making a quick snack and enjoying it with my afternoon cup of coffee.

This week I came up with THESE and I think it might be the best thing I’ve ever done.

ALMOND JOY ENERGY BALLS!

Chocolate, almonds, AND coconut.

Yes, please!

Almond Joy Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 10 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp 100% cacao
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tbsp raw unfiltered honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

How to make…

Step 1: In a food processor add the dates and almonds until finely chopped.

Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients except the shredded coconut and blend until they’re completely combined.

Step 3: Refrigerate mixture for 20-30 minutes.

Step 4: Roll mixture into balls about 1 inch by 1 inch.

Step 5: Fill a small bowl with the shredded coconut and then cover the energy balls in the coconut.

Step 6: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Enjoy!!