No-Bake Granola Bars

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I found this recipe off of Pinterest and was excited to try it.  After trying the KIND brand Maple Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt bars through Birchbox, I have been disappointed to not find this flavor it stores and have been looking for something similar to make myself ever since.  I made a few changes from the original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds *
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds *
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup rice krispies
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt**
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon**
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • flax seeds to sprinkle on top
*Since the recipe didn’t call for too much of the seeds, I bought a bag with a mix of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds and used 1/2 cup

**Next time I make them I plan to use less sea salt and cinnamon or try mixing it into the peanut butter/honey mixture so they mix in better.  These flavors seems a little too strong.

  1. Toss together sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, rice krispies, dates, sea seal and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together peanut butter and honey and microwave for 30 seconds or until warm & gooey.
  3. Line a loaf pan or small 9×9 pan with parchment paper so that the paper also covers the sides as well as the bottom of the pan.
  4. Press the mixture into the pan & top with flax seeds.
  5. Press down with plastic wrap, leave covered and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or over night before eating.
  6. Wrap individual bars in parchment paper & enjoy!
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