These gluten free snack bars are out-of-this-world good. Trust me, your mid-morning snack will thank you after you bake a batch of these!
If there’s anything I have a weakness for in life, it has dark chocolate, dried cranberries, walnuts and has become my new favorite daily snack. Here’s the one of my tastiest creations to date!
Snack bars are something I’ve always struggled to find at the grocery store: having a gluten intolerance plus a peanut allergy leaves few options to choose from. I’ve tried several bars, from Cliff to Kind to LiveGFree but they were either too expensive or just no filling enough. I also found that some of the other grain ingredients gave me an upset stomach so I decided it was time to give creating my own snack bars a go!
This is officially the sixth time I made this recipe and I think I’ve finally nailed it – not too thick, not too chalky and not overly sweet. If you do try this recipe, my best tip is when you pour it into the pan, don’t press it in too much. I made this mistake last week and it resulted in a heavy, dry bar. So evenly spread it around and then pop it into the oven!
If you like dark chocolate, cranberries and walnuts, this is the perfect snack for you!
If you’re not into chocolate/cranberries/walnuts/the combination from heaven, you can of course substitute for other ingredients, or just dried fruit and nuts if you want to make it even healthier.
These are the melt in your mouth, gluten free snack bars that I’ve been searching for! I keep mine in an airtight container and they last me about 5-6 days, unless I don’t eat them all before then! These make gluten free taste even better than regular snack bars.
Gluten Free Snack Bars
- 1 cup GF quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup GF flour blend
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Heat oven to 350 degrees; line and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- Combine oats, flour, spice, chocolate chips, cranberries, walnuts and salt in one bowl.
- In another bowl, combine egg, honey, maple syrup and melted butter.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
- Fold the dry ingredients around the wet, ensuring that there are no dry spots in the mixture
- Lightly spread into pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.