These fruity granola bars are easy, fast, and taste even better than store-bought! They’re super customizable and make for a great pre-workout snack.
– 2 cups (244g) old-fashioned oats (not steel-cut oats!) – 1/4 cup (13g) unsweetened shredded coconut – 1/3 cup (128g) almond butter (or any nut/seed butter) – 1/2 cup (176g) honey – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp salt – 2 cups (82g) Chex cereal (or Cheerios, Rice Krispies) – 1/2 cup (72g) dried fruit (look for no-sugar-added!) or other add-ins**
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Spread oats onto baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes. Stir in coconut and toast for another 2-3 minutes. 3. While the oats and coconut cool, soften almond butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for ~30 seconds (or until soft). Stir in honey, vanilla extract, and salt. 4. In a large bowl, combine oat mixture, cereal, and dried fruit. 5. Drizzle nut butter and honey over dry ingredients and toss until evenly coated. 6. Spray an 8×8″ or 9×13″ pan (depending on how thick you want the bars to be) with nonstick cooking spray. 7. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan with a rubber spatula. You can use your hands but I would suggest spraying your hands with nonstick spray because it could get sticky!