VEGAN WHITE CHOCOLATE GRANOLA BARS

paleo / gluten free /vegan

Remember when you were growing up and Quaker granola bars were a thing? I'm sure they still are, and to their credit, they've come a long way in terms of their ingredients, but there is nothing more wholesome and delicious than making your own granola bars - especially when you find out that they are SO easy to make. Unless you are in a pinch, I guarantee you won't be buying store bought again. Plus, the possibilities for toppings and mix-ins are endless - so why delay, make them today! 

Consider this recipe your BASE from this point forward. From here, you can customize and create your own granola bar variations till you just can't look at another granola bar ever again. 

 

Makes 8 large slices or 16 granola bar squares

ingredients

1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
8 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup Georgia Grinders original almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 bar vegan white chocolate (or any dairy-free dark chocolate!)

 

instructions

In a food processor, add all ingredients except for the chocolate.
Pulse for about 30 seconds, on and off.
You want to make sure these are still nice and chunky.
Line a 9x5 baking pan with parchment paper. Hint, the way to get your parchment paper to stick to the inside of the pan is to first coat it with coconut oil, then press it in.
Next, pour contents from food processor into the baking pan.
Using your hands, press it down until even.
Place baking pan in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from the refrigerator or freezer and lift out and place it on the counter/cutting board. Melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave, and drizzle warm chocolate on top. Slice into 8 long slices or 16 squares, and enjoy!
Store these in the refrigerator or freezer in a glass container.

ENJOY! We are hooked on these!
 

XO
@kalejunkie

vegan white chocolate granola bars by kalejunkie