These are a good snack for a hike or a road trip.. Or you could eat them in bed while you watch The Colbert Report, either way.
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup crushed pretzels
- 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 cups natural peanut butter
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- You could also add : sunflower seeds, pecan bits or any other thing you like in your bars
Preheat your oven to 350
In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut flakes, pretzels, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, and raisins.
Mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl, then microwave on high for 1 minute.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and add chocolate chips, if desired.
Generously grease a baking 9×13 pan or sheet and pour in the mixture. Press into the pan and even out with a spoon or a rubber spatula– bars should be around 1 inch thick.
Bake for 15 minutes. At around 7 minutes, rotate the pan.
Let cool, refrigerate and cut into approx. 12 bars.