If you are looking for a nut-free granola bar recipe, this one is chewy with a little crunch and super easy to make!
I’m extremely grateful that my children don’t have tree nut or peanut allergies. I can only imagine the stress a mother must feel on a daily basis knowing that accidental exposure to other children’s food could cause her child harm. My son Luke goes to a nut-free school, and even though nuts are normally a big part of his diet, I’m happy to find nut-free options for his lunch and school snacks.
I created this nut-free granola bar recipe so I’d have another option to send with Luke’s lunch. I know a lot of you need more nut-free snack and lunch box options, too, based on your feed back from my 2 Weeks of Healthy School Lunches post.
This recipe could not be easier. It has just five simple ingredients go into the base, plus the chocolate chips for the top. Because chocolate makes everything better. 🙂 It’s a nut-free granola bar recipe based on my ever-popular 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars. Whenever I make those the kids ask when I’m going to make more “candy bars” so I knew it was a good starting point.
Old-fashioned oats + honey + sunflower seed butter + vanilla extract + sunflower seeds
Press into the pan and bake.
The best part…drizzle with chocolate!
Allow to set in the refrigerator and slice into bars.
You can spread or drizzle the melted chocolate, or if you prefer, just add the chocolate chips into the base mix. I do that when I’m short on time.
These were given thumbs up by both kids. Luke likes sunflower seed butter, but Meghan generally does not. I was happy that she loved these anyway!Print