Crunchy oat bars with coconut spread

Crunchy oat bars with coconut spread

I try to live every day to the fullest, and I normally spend as much time as I can outside. That’s why I always need to have some kind of snack with me, because I don’t like to buy those “healthy” bars full of sugar, artificial flavors and  preservatives. Bars are usually the most practical as they are easy to carry and they keep me full for a long time. They are also great to accompany with a cup of coffee and they are a perfect snack at work. They fill you up with energy in a moment. That’s why I often make bars that can stay in a fridge for up to a week (if they survive!) or up to a month in a freezer.
I made the world’s best bars today. Yeah, I know, you’ll say: “Look how she’s bragging!” But honestly these bars are one of the best I have ever had. And I have had a lot of them. Healthy and unhealthy ones. Today I’m sharing this recipe with you, because these tasty bars are so easy and quick to make. Let me know if you liked them.

CRUNCHY OAT BARS WITH COCONUT SPREAD

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Oat bars:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffy rice
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix oats, puffy rice and cocoa.
  2. In a small saucepan melt on medium heat coconut oil, honey, coconut sugar, and hazelnut butter. When it boils, lower the temperature and leave it for two minutes while continually stirring it.
  3. Take it off heat and add vanilla extract.
  4. Put the mixture over oats and mix well.
  5. Flatten the mixture inside plastic wrapped baking pan.
  6. Put it in the fridge.

Coconut spread:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

Directions:

  1. Put the coconut into a food processor and process for about 5 minutes. You’ll have to stop from time to time to scrap coconut from the sides.  After some time it’ll turn into butter.
  2. When it’s almost done, add coconut sugar and process a little bit more.
  3. Spread the coconut butter over the bars and put it back in the fridge.

Enjoy!

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Crunchy oat bars with coconut spread
 
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Ingredients
Bars:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffy rice
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
Spread:
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
Instructions
Bars:
  1. In a bowl, mix oats, puffy rice and cocoa.
  2. In a small saucepan melt on medium heat coconut oil, honey, coconut sugar, and hazelnut butter. When it boils, lower the temperature and leave it for two minutes while continually stirring it.
  3. Take it off heat and add vanilla extract.
  4. Put the mixture over oats and mix well.
  5. Flatten the mixture inside plastic wrapped baking pan.
  6. Put it in the fridge.
Coconut spread:
  1. Put the coconut into a food processor and process for about 5 minutes. You’ll have to stop from time to time to scrap coconut from the sides. After some time it’ll turn into butter.
  2. When it’s almost done, add coconut sugar and process a little bit more.
  3. Spread the coconut butter over the bars and put it back in the fridge.

Rating: 5.0. From 2 votes.
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