These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go!

These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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If you’re following me on Instagram then you know by my millions of stories that we’re enjoying California so much! Apart from all the amazing food, being here has aligned me even more with all things organic, fair trade and truly nourishing to the body. I’ve been genuinely craving some quick and easy snacks for our walks and hikes, so naturally, I turned to these Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars. 

These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Let’s make something clear. Er, I wasn’t a hiker before. In fact, the thought really intimidated me at first, but how can you not love it?! Once you’re equipped with all the water and the best hike/trail snacks, I realise that it’s one of the most enjoyable experiences. These bars are the perfect quick snack. Grab and go, they ensure my energy is up, and they taste absolutely divine. Homemade granola bars for the win! Best part?! They’re no bake, and made with only a few ingredients.

So what are these bars made up of? Oats, quinoa, nuts & seeds, sea salt, peanut butter and honey. That’s basically it. If you’ve been here before, then you know I love Wholesome Honey. We actually love all the Wholesome Sweeteners products because they check all our boxes. Fair trade, non-GMO, USDA Organic, delicious. I’ve been doing even more research on this, and I’ve kind of made it a life goal to only use products that reflect these life goals because I know it’s not only doing good for the earth, but also for people, and for our bodies. A total win, win in my books.

These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Wholesome Honey is also pesticide free and antibiotic free, and of course, truly free from any artificial products and is a high quality product. They even source their honey remote, protected rainforests to ensure supply chain integrity. Talk about putting the best of the best into your body, am I right? I’m right. Also, if you want to check out more delish recipes, their recipe page also has lots of great recipes that incorporate the honey in even more yummy ways. 

P.S. another reason I love Wholesome Honey? It’s super easy to find in my local grocer. Run in, find the baking aisle, grab Wholesome honey, run out. Well, pay for it first, of course. It’s also available on their online store page (I bought it there!) and on their Amazon page too.  You can definitely learn more about the honey here, and find a store near you using their store locator here

These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

In these bars, the honey is not just the main sweetener, but also a crucial binding ingredient. It’s sticky texture helps the bars to bind properly. The Mr. And I have decided to use this trip as journey to be good to our bodies and minds, hence why part of that is to hike trails and be closer to nature. Let’s also be honest – no bake! If you’re like me,  the less work you need to do with a recipe, the better. One of my greatest discoveries was that no bake recipes are amazing all year round, not just in the summer! I know, I know, mind-blowing information. But really, I can whip these up the night before and that’s it, Plus, they last a good week in the fridge so you can easily meal prep them for the week!

These Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars are incredibly easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for meal prep and on the go! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Reasons to make these bars:

  • You’re a hiker and you love snacks.
  • You’re not a hiker. Actually, you’re like me, you love great snacks, and you’re also loving this new hiking thing. Why haven’t we done this before?!
  • To eat at work at your desk. Perfect for those sweet cravings in a natural way.
  • They’re no bake and no fuss. YES.
  • They’re good for you and for your body
  • Because of how pretty they are!

If you’re ready to whip these up (yes yes yes), make sure to use the the coupon offer to get a discount! Remember to check out their store locator to find the closest location near you to grab those bottles, friends.

Eat up and enjoy!


Salted Honey, Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Quinoa No Bake Granola Bars

by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Course Lunch, Snacks
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups 120g gluten free oats
  • ½ cup 86g uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon 13.05g coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup 170g natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup 126g Wholesome Raw Unfiltered White Honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt to sprinkle on top
  • Dark Chocolate for drizzling
  • Optional to add: chia seeds almonds, peanut butter
Instructions

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, quinoa and if using, the chia seeds and additional nuts.
  • In another small bowl, add the coconut oil, peanut butter and the Wholesome Raw Unfiltered White Honey. Place in the microwave for about 15 second intervals, until completely combined and smooth.
  • Drizzle the honey mixture on top of the oats mixture and stir all the ingredients together to combine. The mixture should be thick and sticking together.
  • In the baking pan, press the granola bar mix into the pan and flatten with your hands or the bottom of a mug until even in the pan. You want to press it in very firmly. You can top with some extra nuts or seeds or raisins that you have. 
  • Set the bars in the fridge for at least an hour to harden, or overnight if you want.
  • In a separate bowl, melt about 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate or a few squares of dark chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute, or in additional 30 second increments until properly melted. Pour the melted chocolate into an zipped bag and cut the tip. 
  • Remove from the baking pan from the fridge and drizzle the chocolate all over the bars. Sprinkle with the sea salt. Place back in the fridge for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from fridge again and take the bars out from the baking pan (the parchment paper will make this easy). Cut into half, and then each half into 6 bars for a total of 12 bars. Serve and enjoy! You should store the bars in the fridge in an airtight container or zipped bag.
NOTES
PS – Don’t miss out on this awesome video by the Wholesome team that talks you further through the benefits of choosing their honey (hint – it’s more than just the flavor!).

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