Homemade Snack Bars

Number of Servings: 9 (79g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Homemade Snack Bars

Kids will love this homemade snack bar and you can send it with them to school, confident that the fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fat will keep them full and energized to help them focus on learning and playing all day long.

Tip: Prep these over the weekend and use for snacks throughout the week.

Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup pitted dates
  • 1¼ cup crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Spray an 8″x8″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Remove ⅓ cup of the chopped dates and set aside.
  3. Combine the remaining chopped dates with the cereal, oats, peanuts, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Return the reserved ⅓ cup dates to the food processor with the water and process until smooth.
  5. Combine the date and water mixture with the peanut butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until completely blended (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Combine the peanut butter mixture with the cereal mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Press mixture evenly into the pan and allow it to cool (15 minutes) before cutting into bars to serve.

Nutrition Facts

9 servings per container

Serving Size 79g

Amount per serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 21%
Total Sugars 21g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 43mg 4%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Vitamin A 1.9mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 0.9mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 4.8mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 32.9mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3.5mcg 10%
Chloride 21.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 184mg 15%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 84.2mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 2.1mcg 4%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 2.4mcg 6%
Molybdenum 12.8mcg 30%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Medjool Dates, Whole Grain Oats, Natural Peanut Butter (dry Roasted Peanuts), Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Nonfat Milk, Natural Flavor), 100% Whole Grain Crispy Brown Rice Cereal (organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt), Chopped Dry Roasted Peanuts, Water, Flax Seed Meal, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Salt.

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