No Bake Peanut / Almond Butter Granola Bars with Sea Moss Gel

This family favorite is great afternoon snack! With a boost of protein and nutrients.

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Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter⁠
  • ½ cup honey or pure maple syrup⁠
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁠
  • 1 ½ cup quick oats or rolled oats* (do not use instant oatmeal)⁠
  • 4 tablespoons sea moss gel⁠
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed⁠
  • ¼ cup wheat germ or additional 2 tablespoons oats⁠
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice⁠
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt⁠
  • 1 ¼ cup mix-ins of choice; dried cranberries or raisins, roughly chopped toasted nuts, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, etc.⁠

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper so that two sides overhang like handles.⁠
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the peanut butter and honey, whisking until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla & sea moss gel. Let cool for several minutes (especially if you are using chocolate chips, which will melt if the mixture is too warm).⁠
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the oats, flaxseed, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt. Roughly chop any mix-ins that are larger than a chickpea (you can also roughly chop them in a food processor), then stir into the oat mixture.⁠
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients. With a wooden spoon or very sturdy spatula, stir to combine. The mixture will be very thick and a little tough to stir, but keep working patiently and you will get there. Once combined, the mixture should feel somewhat sticky, but not liquidy and should easily hold together when pressed. If it seems too sticky (this can vary based on your nut butter), add more oats. If it’s dry, drizzle in a bit more honey.⁠
  5. Press the mixture into the pan very firmly so that the bars stick together (to help, use the back of a large measuring cup or just got at it with your fingers). Refrigerate the no bake granola bars for 1 hour, to allow the bars to set.⁠
  6. Using the paper “handles,” lift the bars out of the pan onto a cutting board (if they are sticking to the pan at the edges, use a knife to loosen). Slice into bars of desired size