Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Easy-To-Chew Granola Bars

Nutrition info:
Vegetarian if you don’t have vegan semi-sweet chocolate

Rich in Vitamins A, C, protein, magnesium, iron, dietary fibre

When we pick our toddler up from daycare, she’s always hungry for a snack. 9-5 is long day for a little one after all, and although they feed her very well, she’s worked up quite an appetite by the end of the day. The drive from her school to home is about 15 minutes, and she always expects a snack. This granola bar recipe is healthy, delicious and doesn’t spoil her appetite for dinner!

Preheat the oven to 350.

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch of nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut curls
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

In a pot, add:
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter or nut butter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
Heat over medium heat until all is melted and mixed together.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and press into an 8″x8″ baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

One cooled, prepare the topping:

If you want to cover the whole pan:
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tblsp almond milk

If you want to drizzle:
1/4 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tblsp almond milk

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and mix the milk in once melted. Spread or drizzle according to your preferences!

Put in the fridge for about an hour to set, and cut into “granola bar” sized rectangles. Enjoy!

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