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No-Bake Sunflower Butter Granola Bars

These easy no-bake granola bars are a great for lunch boxes, hiking, road trips, or every day snacking!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick oats we use gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate covered sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cut out an 8 x 8 inch square of parchment paper. Place the parchment paper in the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, cereal, and salt. Stir and set aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, honey and sunflower butter. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to bubble. Once bubbling, cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the oat and cereal mixture. Stir until well coated. Pour into the prepared pan and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Sprinkle the chocolate covered sunflower seeds and mini chocolate chips over the top and gently press into the granola bars with your hands.
  5. Place the bars in the refrigerator and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars and serve.
  6. Note-I store the bars in the refrigerator. I've kept them in the fridge for up to two weeks and they are still tasty! I buy chocolate covered sunflower seeds at Trader Joe's. You can find sunflower butter at almost any grocery store by the peanut butter.