PB & J Snack Bars -- These peanut butter and jelly inspired bars are great for on the go snacking. Swap out the pb with almond butter for a Whole 30, vegan, gluten free snack. | mindfulavocado
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PB & J Snack Bars

These peanut butter and jelly inspired bars are great for on the go snacking. Swap out the pb with almond butter for a Whole 30, vegan, gluten free snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole 30
Keyword ideas for healthy snacks, peanut butter snack recipe, snack recipe for kids
Prep Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 full bars
Calories 276kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or substitute with peanut butter if not Whole 30)
  • 1/2 cup berry chia jam ** (can substitute with store bought jam)

Instructions

  • Start by making berry chia jam. Instructions are explained in the notes. Let cool in the fridge while prepping the other ingredients
  • Add all ingredients to a blender (minus berry chia jam) and blend until cashews and dates are in tiny pieces.
  • Add water one tablespoon at a time to make the mixture dough-like and sticky. It should still be thick.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spread mixture into a bread loaf pan or brownie pan and push around until there is a smooth, even layer.
  • Remove berry chia jam from the fridge and spread across the top.
  • Place in the fridge for 4-6 hours (or overnight) to set.

Notes

** This is a super easy and healthy way to make jam. Simply heat on low 1/2 cup of mixed berries in a pot. Once berries are soft, mash them with a fork. Remove from heat and add two tablespoons chia seeds. Mix well and let cool in the fridge!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 21.2g