Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars that are easy to make, surprisingly healthy and wholesome, satisfying and super delicious! Vegan & gluten-free option.
It’s no secret I have a thing for peanut butter. It’s also no secret I have a thing for oats. So combining the two is only natural.
My obsession with peanut butter has reached a new level thanks to these peanut butter trail mix bars. They’re amazing, and definitely one of my new favourite ways of having peanut butter.
These bars are insanely delicious, require only 8 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of work! Not too shabby.
The base of these bars is oats and puffed brown rice sweetened with dates and flavoured with peanut butter. I also added pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut for texture and extra flavour.
The puffed rice helps create a lighter and ‘fluffier’ bar.
And because many are opting to limit their intake of oil (myself included), no oil is added in this recipe. I promise, it’s not needed anyway.
The results are these super delicious, easy to make, surprisingly wholesome, perfectly sweet and satisfying peanut butter bars.
Have these as a healthier snack or dessert throughout the week. I’ve personally been snacking on these for the past two weeks. Not tired of it yet!
Let me know if you try these Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars! Leave a comment or tag a photo #themostlyhealthy on Instagram. Enjoy!
- 1 cup dates (155 g)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (65 g)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (15 g)
- 1 cup oats (92 g), gluten-free if necessary
- 1 cup brown rice puffs (25 g)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (37 g)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (20 g)
- 1/2 tsp salt
Unless your dates are super moist and sticky, soak them in warm water for 3-5 minutes.
Drain the water and add them to a food processor (preferably a mini one) or a blender with the peanut butter and maple syrup.
In a large mixing bowl, add oats, brown rice puffs, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut and salt and mix.
Add in the date mixture and mix until everything is well combined and you have a sticky mixture. I recommend using a spatula, a spoon or your hands to do this. If too dry, add a little more maple syrup or water. If too sticky, add more oats.
Once combined and sticky, align a baking tray (size isn't too important) with parchment paper and transfer the mixture to it. Press it down firmly. Make the bars as thin/thick as you wish. I went about 2 inches.
Cover your baking tray with tin foil, a plastic bag or similar and place in the freezer. Allow to set for at least an hour.
Cut into 8-10 equal size bars.
Store in the fridge or freezer.