Who doesn't love a good snack? Especially when they're oat, coconut & walnut bars?
Why are these oat, coconut & walnut bars a nutritious snack?
I know I've never been a huge snacker, but with life being as crazy as it is, I really don't have time to not snack.
I don't always get a chance to enjoy a full meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so snacking is actually something I've been working on increasing and of course, focusing on snacking on high quality foods that will fuel me for more than just a few minutes (I'm looking at you, refined carbohydrates).
So I've been taking the time to develop some new snack recipes, and the first of the snack series is oat, coconut & walnut bars.
Despite looking a bit like bird food, these babies are actually incredibly delicious. They're sweet, chewy, nutty and there are minimal ingredients, most of which I keep on hand in my pantry. Pantry recipes are seriously my FAVORITE.
And one special ingredient I've been snacking on lately, that are also featured in these bars, are prunes.
The prunes not only hold all of the ingredients together to make these perfectly chewy bars, but this variety provides sweetness AND they have probiotics + prebiotics!
I'm a huge advocate for pro- and prebiotics because they're essential to help our digestive system work its best. And it's super cool when you can get them through food, like these probiotic prunes. #winning
What other ingredients do they contain?
These bars also contain old-fashioned rolled oats, which are packed with soluble fiber, and walnuts, which provide omega 3 fatty acids, fiber AND protein, and the unsweetened coconut gives that amazing coconutty flavor.
And don't forget the coconut oil (or butter), which helps hold the bars together once they're refrigerated, and a bit of honey for that extra extra chewy texture.
How many times can I say chewy in one post?
Also, the entire recipes comes together in just minutes with easy clean-up (thanks, parchment paper!), so you can do your thing without spending lots of time on creating your own snacks.
Supercharge your immune system and improve your gust health with a purchase of Probiotic Prunes at Kroger and other stores near you!
Cheers to wholesome snacking!Print
Oat, Coconut & Walnut Bars
Oat, Coconut & Walnut Bars made with prunes or dates, oats, coconut, walnuts, honey, coconut oil and chia seeds.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 0 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: Makes 12 bars 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Method: No-cook
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 (7-ounce) package Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 3-4 tablespoons honey
- 3-4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to the parchment-lined dish and press evenly into a square. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Lift the bars out of the baking dish using the edges of the parchment paper and place on a cutting board. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or bag.
Storage Tip: Bars can be frozen in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 2 months.
- Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe
- Calories: 210
- Sugar: 15
- Sodium: 1
- Fat: 10
- Saturated Fat: 6
- Unsaturated Fat: 4
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 27
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 3
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: healthy, easy, quick, delicious, simple, on-the-go, lunchbox ideas, kid-friendly