Toasted Coconut Snack Bars! Oats, brown rice cereal, chia, flax, cinnamon, and coconut in a crispy no-bake bar. Any easy + healthy snack fan will love them!
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY EDWARD & SONS
Hello January. Hello 2019. Hello time for quick, easy, and healthy.
I always find this time of the recipe year tricky – switching OFF the cookies/peppermint/fudge part of my brain and ON the healthy part overnight. Real food, meal prep, breakfast, nutritious stuff…I’m working on it.
Truth be told I wasn’t in the kitchen developing and shooting recipes for a full month. I left St. Pete on December 5th, got back on January 5th, and was all over the place in between. First my parents’ house in northern Florida > South Africa with friends for a couple of weeks > back to my parents’ for Christmas > to see my sister in Atlanta before she moved to Portland > to visit other family in North Carolina > finally back home to (sunny!) St. Pete.
Getting back in the kitchen and behind the camera definitely felt weird at first, but I’m slowly re-finding my healthier new years recipe rhythm. Starting with these Toasted Coconut Snack Bars!
every single existing lots of prepackaged bars on my plane/road trips, so I came back still craving snack-y things just minus the wrapper.
But we’re only two weeks post holidays, and I still barely know what day of the week it is, so these bars needed to be EASY (a.k.a. short ingredient list and no-bake please!)
The tricky thing about toasted coconut in a no-bake bar is the toasted part…usually. But Edward & Sons understands that we are lazy but also love the toasty taste of golden coconut flakes, so they have gifted us with Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flakes that come ALREADY TOASTED. And with no sugar or oil or anyting weird added either, just coconut. I am all about it – in no-bake snack bar form and straight from the bag snacking form too.
Since the coconut toasting is already taken care of, all that’s left to do is mix together:
- rolled oats
- crispy rice cereal
- Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flakes
- chia + flax seeds
Then melt together:
- maple syrup
- coconut butter
- and vanilla
And pour the melted stuff over the dry stuff, mix until sticky-coated, press into a pan, and refrigerate.
The chia + flax seeds could be all chia…or all flax…or hemp and chia…or hemp and flax…you get the idea. And the crispy rice cereal could be swapped for another cereal you love. And the oats could be subbed with quinoa flakes. And the coconut butter could be replaced with another nut/seed butter (although see recipe notes). So customize and make these bars yours.
Except the toasted coconut flakes, that part is non-negotiable. And don’t mess with the salt either because it’s key in granola-y things.
Happy new years no-baking to you!
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Toasted Coconut Snack Bars! Oats, brown rice cereal, chia, flax, cinnamon and coconut in a crispy no-bake bar. Any easy + healthy snack fan will love them!
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the oats, rice cereal, toasted coconut flakes, seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a small saucepan (or microwave), melt the coconut butter and maple syrup together. Whisk in the vanilla.
- Add to the dry ingredients and mix to coat.
- Press firmly into a loaf pan or dish (I used this 9×6″ baking dish) lined with parchment paper.
- Chill for at least 4 hours until set.
- Slice and eat!
- Keep covered in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.
*Or 1/4 cup total of any mix of seeds you like
**You can use other nut or seed butters, but the coconut butter becomes firm in the fridge so they hold together and have the best texture with coconut butter.
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 378
- Sugar: 10g
- Fat: 26g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 29g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 9g
Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, easy, no bake, meal prep, granola, breakfast