Sharing this quick and healthy no-bake snack recipe: almond butter chocolate oat bars! They take less than 10 minutes to put together and make an awesome gluten-free snack.
Author:Gina Harney // Fitnessista.com
3 tablespoons of butter (or vegan substitute)
2–4 tablespoons of coconut sugar (you can also use brown sugar. Add more if you like your bars on the sweeter side)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3 oz creamy, unsalted almond butter
2 oz chocolate chips
In a large pot, heat the butter on medium until melted. Stir in the coconut sugar, almond milk, chia seeds, and oats, and cook until slightly softened, 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add the cinnamon, salt and vanilla.
In a small bowl, heat the almond butter and chocolate chips for 30-45 seconds and stir to combine. The chocolate chips should be melted and the mixture should be smooth.
Place parchment paper on the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. Add 1/2 the oat mixture and press down. Drizzle 3/4 of the almond butter chocolate mixture on top and use a spatula to cover. Press the remaining oat mixture on top and drizzle with the remaining almond butter chocolate mixture.
Set in the fridge to harden, about 1-2 hours. Store covered in the fridge!
These little guys can be a bit crumbly! Make sure to store them in the fridge to keep their bar shape.
Feel free to use peanut butter or your favorite nut butter instead of almond!
Add in dried fruit or any other mix-ins you would like.