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Clean Eating Nutty Coconut Granola Bars

Clean Eating Nutty Coconut Granola Bars

A delicious, on-the-go snack or small meal that will fill you up and satisfy!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 12 bars
Calories 322 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup peanut halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (fruit juice sweetened)
  • 1 cup traditional oats
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dried coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup organic brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the walnuts, peanuts, cranberries, oats, coconut and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.

  2. In a small to medium sauce pan, combine the brown rice syrup, honey and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.

  3. While the sweetener is still hot, pour it into the mixing bowl and stir everything together.

  4. Working quickly, transfer the mixture into an oiled baking dish (Mine was 9 x 13).

  5. Using a piece of parchment paper that is large enough to cover the entire surface area, press down the mixture down using your flat hand(s) to compress it tightly. If you don't pack it down tight enough, these will not stick together when you cut them.

  6. Place the baking dish in the freezer overnight and cut into bars in the morning.

  7. Storage: Once these have been cut, it's best to wrap them individually in parchment or plastic wrap and store in the freezer. If they warm to room temperature, they start to fall apart.

  8. Note: These can be a bit sticky on the bottom where the brown rice syrup settles as it cools. You can dust the top with a little sucanat if you find you need to, but these are generally sweet enough. Your best bet is to just have a napkin you can wipe your hands on after eating them. The stickiness is minimal. (Or try dipping the bottoms in dark chocolate and chilling on a parchment lined cookie sheet overnight!)

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Nutty Coconut Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.