Coconut Almond Granola Bars {No Bake}

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I’ve been on a mission to transition our home to all homemade snacks, condiments, meals and such. But I seriously underestimated the time and effort it would take. The snacks are what really kill us.

I always have fresh fruit and veggies on hand but sometimes the craving strikes for something different. Noah loves granola bars but looking at the ingredient list makes me shudder and the healthy, clean versions are crazy expensive and usually not very tasty. So what is a food blogger to do? Make my own of course!

I have had several recipes pinned for quite awhile so this morning while Hannah napped, Noah and I explored our options and chose these coconut almond granola bars.
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I decided to switch up some of the ingredients and add some others to make these to our taste. Almonds are a huge go-to snack for Noah and I so I knew these would be a big hit for us.

I wrap these in parchment and store in an airtight container to have a quick, on the go snack anytime. So much better than the prepackaged options not just in health, but taste too!
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Coconut Almond Granola Bars {No Bake}
recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids

1 1/2 cups roughly chopped almonds
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
3 Tbsp. peanut butter (or almond butter)

1. In a medium bowl, combine almonds, crispy rice cereal, coconut and wheat germ. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, combine honey, maple syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Let boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Pour syrup into bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

3. Pour mixture into an 8×8 pan that is either lined with parchment or coated in non-stick spray. Press evenly and allow to cool. Slice and store in an airtight container. These stayed pretty soft for us so be careful when eating them.

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