Healthy No-Bake Nutella Granola Bars
Would you hate me if I told you it’s still super hot here in Texas? I don’t know where YOU are located, but I bet you probably don’t have shorts+tank top weather, right? Well, I was craving granola bars but didn’t want to step foot near the oven, sooooo these Healthy No-Bake Nutella Granola Bars happened. They’re sweet and chewy and 100% chocolatey and decadent, yet secretly refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber and gluten free!
Homemade granola bars are usually baked and end up crunchy and crumbly. There’s a time and a place for crumbly foods, but when you’re hungry and on the go, trying to munch on a crispy, messy bar while driving to work isn’t really ideal.
*glances over at the crumbs all over my car floors and seats*
If you’d rather snack on Clif bars rather than Nature Valley bars, then I think these Healthy No-Bake Nutella Granola Bars are right up your alley.
They are SO incredibly easy to make. All you gotta do is put the ingredients in a bowl, mix, refrigerate, and slice. They’re the perfect snack to keep on hand for when you’re hungry and too busy to cook breakfast every morning. But really now, these are the perfect snacks for chocolate lovers at any time, whether you’re busy or completely free 😏
I expected these granola bars to be mildly sweet, seeing as how they’re refined sugar free, but at first bite, I was surprised at the decadent sweetness. I could taste the chocolate (of course) and most definitely the hazelnut.
One bite, two bites, three bites, INHALE.
How good are these bars? So good, you’ll inhale them. And WHY are they so good?
They’re made with this BOMB CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT SPREAD 🍫🌰
Naturally More® isn’t just a nut butter company, they take nut butters to the next level. They make Organic Peanut Butter, Protein-Packed Peanut Butter, and Probiotic-Infused Almond Butter and Chocolate-Hazelnut Butter. All of their products are non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan (whoop whoop!), including my all-time favorite nut butter of theirs: this Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread with Probiotics and Flax 🙌
It’s nutty, slightly sweet, with a hint of salt. It’s got 80% less sugar and 65% more protein than Nutella. Not to mention, probiotics to support immune health and digestive health.
Healthy No-Bake Nutella Granola Bars
- Line a 9" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
- In a stand mixer with with beater attachment, add the applesauce, chocolate-hazelnut spread and stevia extract. Mix on low speed.
- Turn off the stand mixer and add the protein powder, cocoa powder and salt. Mix on low speed until fully combined.
- Dump in the oats and mix until fully combined. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top and press the mixture down further until compact. Cover the pan and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, slice and serve! To store, place the granola bars on a plate lined with a sheet of parchment paper and keep in the refrigerator. Keeps for ~1 week.
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If you’re looking for even more decadence, simply add ⅓ cup of mini dark chocolate chips to the recipe!
Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:
A yummy energy-filled granola bar that’s ALSO filled with a whopping 19g of protein and 7.5g of fiber??
These soft, chewy, sweet and delicious (secretly healthy) No-Bake Nutella Granola Bars make for the perfect breakfast, especially with some coffee on the side ☕️
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