Whether you’re a parent to kiddos in need of healthy snacks, a working professional looking for a simple, quick and good-for-you treat, or a granola bar lover, this recipe is for you!
These bars are the perfect pre- or post-yoga snack! They also are a great, fast recipe to mix up on the weekend so you have a healthy snack or dessert on hand throughout the week that will fuel you naturally.
The mix of cacao butter and orange really gives these bars a special kick that makes them taste really decadent, compared to a regular trail bar.
These keep well in the fridge, transport well and are loved by kids and adults alike. Make up a tray and enjoy!
Easy and Delicious Chocolate-Coated Gluten-Free Granola Bar Recipe
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup flaked almonds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 2 tbsp. cacao nibs
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- 1 tbsp. maca powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
In a saucepan over a low heat, melt the coconut oil, cacao butter, peanut butter, vanilla and coconut nectar.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix very well to combine. Transfer the mixture to a lined slice tin and press down firmly. Paced another sheet of baking paper over top to smooth out and press down well.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm and then cut into bars.
If you wish to add the chocolate drizzle, just melt down some dark raw chocolate (usually available in bulk at your local health food store). You can melt down a block of any chocolate you love and drizzle over top. Return to the fridge again to set.
Time to Enjoy Your Chocolate-Covered Gluten-Free Granola Bars
Once the bars are set, reach for them at snack time, in the morning as you pack lunches or whenever you’re in the mood for an easy, delicious treat. They pack well and taste even better!
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