After doing some budgeting, I realized I was spending way too much money on granola bars. Which is kind of ridiculous since they seem incredibly easy to make. I came across this recipe in my Google reader from Choosing Raw and tried it out. I was excited to see the use of carob chips. I usually get carob energy bites from the co-ops, but have never baked/prepared much with it before.
I am quite happy with how they turned out and love that I don’t have to heat up the oven. The only downside is it seems a bit sweet for me. Maybe next time I’ll skip on the raisins and just add in more nuts. Definitely try these out!!
No-Bake Sunflower Seed and Oat Bars, courtesy of Choosing Raw:
- 2 1/2 cups rolled or quick oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup carob chips
- 2/3 cup nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/2 – 2/3 cup agave nectar (adjust based on how well things stick together)
1) Mix oats, sunflower seeds, raisins, and carob chips in a large bowl.
2) Whisk together nut butter and agave. Pour into oat mixture, and mix well, till everything is sticky and combined. If it’s too dry, add a bit more agave.
3) Press mixture into a shallow baking dish that you’ve lined with foil or saran wrap. Cover with more foil/saran, press well into the baking dish, and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bar shapes, wrap, and keep refrigerated till ready to use. They ought to last two weeks at least.