M&M’s Almond Granola Bars

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How many of you are looking for healthier snacks for your kids? Both of my kids love chewy granola bars, but some of the ingredients leave me scratching my head. I decided to go into the kitchen and create a healthier and still delicious snack. These M&M’s Almond Granola Bars are the result.

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I went with chewy, no-bake granola bars because no one wants to sit and wait for their treats to bake in the oven! They are also bendable, and super portable.

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How to make M&M’s Almond Granola Bars

Mix together the flour, oats, sliced almonds, puffed rice and salt in a large bowl…..

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In a smaller bowl, mix together the coconut nectar, almond butter, brown sugar, and safflower oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine…..

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Stir in the vanilla extract, and pour the mixture over the oats mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in a 1/4 cup of mini M&M’s {I didn’t want them to melt}….

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Line an 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper, and pour in the mixture…..

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Sprinkle the remaining M&M’s over the top {if desired}. Press mixture firmly into the pan. I used a small piece of parchment paper to keep my fingers clean. 😉

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Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, remove from pan using the parchment paper as handles…..

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Slice and serve.

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Enjoy!!

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M&M's Almond Granola Bars

These M&M's Almond Granola Bars are the perfect snack for all of the little and big snackers in your life. They are chewy and portable for those on the go!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snack bars, granola bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Teff flour can substitute oat flour
  • 1 ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup puffed rice cereal
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • cup coconut nectar can substitute maple or agave syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon safflower oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini m&m's divided

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, puffed rice, oats, almonds, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the almond butter, safflower oil, brown sugar, and coconut nectar. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Add the vanilla extract, stir and pour over the dry mixture.
  • Stir mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of mini M&M's.
  • Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure to completely cover all four sides.
  • Pour the mixture into baking pan, pressing down to pack down the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining M&M's over the top of mixture. Use a small piece of parchment paper to keep your hands clean.
  • Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  • Use the edges of the parchment paper to remove the granola bars from the pan.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

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  1. Love these, Lisa! I’m sue my kiddos will be hitting me up for that movie! 🙂 Pinned and stumbled!

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