Chocolate and Tahini Granola Bar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 bars
This delicious granola bar makes a perfect "to-go" snack for the whole family. There's probably thousands of varieties of granola bars in grocery stores, and while many may seem like a healthy choice, most of them aren't as nutritious as they look. Usually, they're packed with refined sugar and bad fats, not to mention chemical additives and artificial flavors. Even when snacking, it's important to choose whole foods and healthy ingredients, and to avoid processed food. Making your own granola bars is a fantastic, inexpensive, and easy way to make sure you're picking a nutritious snack.

Oatmeal, puffed rice, flaxseed, chia, crunchy nuts and seeds... maple syrup, nut butter, and chocolate chunks... hungry yet? Granola bars can be made with any combination of grains, nuts, seeds and sweets in your pantry. You probably already have everything you need to make a batch, so get to it!
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How it's Made:

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Cover a baking pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Add the oats, puffed rice, cinnamon, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and salt to a large bowl. Mix well. 
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix the tahini, vanilla, maple syrup and almond milk. 
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the chocolate chunks and stir to combine. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and press down with your hands so that it's even. 
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. The bars will harden when they cool. Let cool completely (10 to 15 minutes) before cutting. 
  8. Cut the bars into squares or rectangles. Place them on a baking sheet. 
  9. Melt the remaining chocolate in a bain marie or double boiler and add the pinch of salt. 
  10. Once melted, generously drizzle the chocolate over the granola bars. Let the chocolate harden for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Note:

  1. This recipe can be frozen. 
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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