To keep these on the low-sugar side of things, use natural sugar-free organic nut butter and organic dark chocolate both preferably without any artificial emulsifiers. If you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, you can even make your own nut butters.
The Best No-Bake Bars You'll Ever Eat
1 cup organic raw nut butter (i.e. peanut, cashew, hazelnut)
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil (be sure to use unrefined for the coconut flavor)
2 cups dry oats (not instant)
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/4 cups organic dark chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over low heat (low heat on most stove tops is between 110F-120F). Once melted, remove from heat and add oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until chocolate is entirely melted. Pour into a 9x13 pan and cool in the fridge. When it's set, cut into bars and enjoy. Store in the fridge. If they last that long!
Karen Foster is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.