No Bake Quinoa Apricot & Pistachio Granola Bars - NBC New York

No Bake Quinoa Apricot & Pistachio Granola Bars





    Prep Time:15 min
    1 ½ cup oats
    ½ cup quinoa
    30 dates
    ¼ cup honey
    ¼ cup peanut butter
    1/3 cup almonds, sliced
    1/3 cup pistachios, chopped
    ½ cup apricots, diced
    ½ cup coconut, unsweetened chips or shredded
    ½ tsp. sea salt
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp. almond extract

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oats and quinoa evenly spread onto a sheet tray and toast for 15 minutes.

    In a food processor, puree dates until a ball forms. In a small bowl heat peanut butter and honey in microwave a couple minutes and mix well.  In a large mixing bowl add toasted oats and quinoa, dates, honey peanut butter mixture, and all remaining ingredients.

    Mix together well and transfer to a parchment lined 8x8 in square baking pan. Spread out as evenly as possible. Place another piece of parchment on top and press firmly to form an even surface. Cover and chill for at least an hour. Remove from pan and cut into bars. Enjoy as is or dip the bars in melted chocolate for an added treat. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and keep in fridge to maintain freshness. You are going to love these!