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Seize Your Day With This Ultimate Snack Bar.

Seize Your Day With This Ultimate Snack Bar.

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Day 4. Recipe 4.

Not all granola bars are created equal. Some are crunchy, and some are chewy. Most, however, won't power us through our morning meetings or afternoon slump. Pre-packaged bars often give a sugar boost bigger than any candy bar and induce a crash that sends us right into the land of the grumpy.

But this recipe, The Ultimate Snack Bar, should keep us running throughout our day.

The recipe is dairy and tree nut free too.

And my kids gave them two thumbs up.

The Ultimate Snack Bar

(adapted from 100% Real By Sam Talbot) {affiliate link}

  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ cup dried pineapple
  • 1½ cups uncooked rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds roasted and salted
  • ¼ cup sunflower butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Step 1: Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper, allowing a few excess inches of parchment to extend past the sides of the dish.

Step 2: Process the dates and pineapple in a food processor and process until finely chopped and they begin to form a ball. Transfer to a medium bowl; add the oats, flaked coconut and sunflower seeds, stir to combine.

Step 3: Combine the sunflower butter, honey, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Pour the sunflower butter mixture over the date mixture and stir well. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with a piece of plastic wrap, and press onto the surface of the mixture. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

Step 5: Using parchment paper, remove the frozen mixture from the baking dish, cut into 12 bars. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap, place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month.


Let the ultimate snacking begin!

Until tomorrow friends.

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