These bars are very easy to mix up and are fun to make with kids. This week I made these bars with our little guy... he gave them a thumbs up! When it comes to granola bars, it doesn't get much better than these! The base is oats and quinoa puffs. Then a mix of dried fruit (dates) and nuts (pistachios) all stirred together with a peanut butter honey sauce and of course, some chocolate chips!
Quinoa puffs are basically puffed quinoa, you can buy them from sites like Nuts.com or you could use rolled oats instead.
Be creative with this recipe and mix up the types of dried fruit and nuts to switch up the flavors. One more quick note, these are gluten-free if you choose gluten-free granola bars!
Superfood PB Chip Bars
1 cups rolled oats
2 cups quinoa puffs
1.5 cups pistachios
1 cup chopped dates
pinch of sea salt
2/3 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
2/3 cup honey (or agave nectar)
1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate pieces
1. In a mixing bowl combine the oats, quinoa puffs, pistachios, dates, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
2. On the stove-top in a small sauce pan combine the peanut butter and honey and stir over medium heat until the mixture is combined and melted.
3. Stir the peanut butter honey sauce into the oats/nuts mixture. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Prepare a 9" x 13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. Press the mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Then refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up the bars and then slice!