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Gooey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

By Thursday, August 28, 2014 , ,

Over the bank holiday weekend in England, I went along to Reading Festival with my friends and camped out for 4 nights of crazy fun. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were packed full of amazing bands and it was truly a fantastic time. However being a gluten free vegan I was a little concerned about food, so I made myself some yummy snacks to take along. These granola bars are so gooey and peanut buttery, all my friends absolutely loved them! They're a tasty and wholesome snack that travels well and won't get squashed or broken in your bag and everyone will want a piece!

Makes 10 bars

You will need:

1 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup golden syrup
1/4 cup each pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raisins
optional 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Put the peanut butter, coconut oil and golden syrup in a small glass bowl and place into a saucepan partly filled with hot water. Mix well until it is fully liquid. Meanwhile, combine the oats, nuts/seeds and the raisins in a large bowl and mix well, then pour in the liquid mixture. Mix until well combined. Line a 10x10 inch metal baking tin with tin foil and pour in the granola mixture, smoothing out until flat. Place in the fridge overnight and then cut into 10 bars. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

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  1. Hi Siobhan! Looks great. I have a nut allergy that excludes almonds, so what do you suggest? Could I use almond butter and almonds instead of other nuts? Many thanks!

  2. Oooo those looks so so yummy!!
    I try and avoid peanut in general, so would use almond butter instead. Would that be ok, consistency-wise?

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  3. Hey siobhan!
    Thank you sooo much for all the effort you put into your blog! I love it and you saved me so many times, as I found it rather hard to eat "this way" at the beginning! But as I had too, because of many health issues, I am really glad you inspired me to continue!
    I am always very concerned when it comes to food and I am going somwhere with friends for some days..
    What do you usually choose to eat at a festival? Or do you take everything with you?

  4. This looks delicious! With school starting I need quick snacks I can have in class, and this is perfect. Definitely making soon!

  5. Hey have you tried it with almond butter? X

  6. Delicious! I have changed a couple of ingredients but still tasty!

  7. Wow, I love all your recipes so much! I absolutely have to try this soon, since I'm a nut butter addict. I'd love to try this with almond butter or pecan butter sometime. :)

  8. My Mom was just asking for an easy recipe for a snack she could take to work, and this sounds perfect! I have a stupid question though: What is golden syrup? Is it like maple syrup?

    1. Very similar but it comes from sugar cane and not a maple tree so it is a lot cheaper :)

  9. This sounds amazing. Gonna have to try making this. Thanks so much for sharing.