If your heading to the beach this weekend and want to make a quick, healthy snack that doesn’t require turning on the oven, take a few minutes to get some ingredients out of the pantry and turn them into some sweet or savory treats. Use these ingredients or feel free to add some new ones of your own and let me know how you like them!
No Bake Oatmeal Bars
This recipe was adapted from Food 52’s Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars.
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup organic dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt
2/3 cup creamy organic peanut butter
1/2 cup local honey
Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, raisins, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt together in large bowl with wooden spoon.
Use a double boiler and gently heat the peanut butter to soften.
Pour in honey and whisk together.
Pour into oat mixture and stir until well combined.
Press into an 8×8 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Cover with plastic wrap (preferably BPA free) and press into dish.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours to let the bars set. Cut into bars and store wrapped in the refrigerator.