A simple no-bake, no-nut snack bar perfect for school lunches. Be creative, go ahead and change up the ingredients.
Author: Trish Cowper | www.infinebalance.com
1-1/2cupscrispy rice cereal
1/4teaspoonfine sea salt
1/2cupgolden corn syrupor brown rice syrup
1/2cupWOWbutteror sunflower-seed butter
1/2cupdark chocolate chips60% cocoa or more, vegan preferable
Prepare a 8X8 baking pan by lining with parchment paper. Lay two sheets cross-wise on top of each other so that paper hangs over all four sides of the pan.
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients - oats through chia seeds.
In a small sauce pan bring to slight boil - syrup, WOW butter and vanilla. It should just bubble slightly. And should only take a couple of minutes over medium heat.
Pour syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine. It will be stiff and difficult to stir, you may want to use your hands. (its a bit messy that way). Once all is well combined, mixture will be cool enough now, add the chocolate chips.
Press resulting sticky mix into the prepared pan, ensure you press evenly into the sides and the corners. I use the back of a metal measuring cup to make the top smooth and even. Press firmly, so they bars are really packed together.
Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before cutting.
Use the overhanging parchment paper to remove the bars from the pan. Cut the block in half, then each half into 8 thin bars. Makes 16 snack bars.
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