Nutrient-Packed Snack Bars


Unveil the secret to healthy snacking with our Nutrient-Packed Snack Bars. These bars are a treasure trove of goodness, combining oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to offer a perfect blend of taste and health. Ideal for busy mornings, post-workout, or a midday snack, these bars provide sustained energy without any added sugars or preservatives. Easy to make and delightful to eat, they're your go-to choice for a nutritious and satisfying snack.

Nutrient-Packed Snack Bars

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 12 bars
  • Serving Size: 1 bar

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 8 g


  • Rolled Oats: 200 g (7 oz)
  • Chopped Almonds: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Pumpkin Seeds: 30 g (1 oz)
  • Sunflower Seeds: 30 g (1 oz)
  • Dried Cranberries: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Chopped Dates: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Natural Peanut Butter: 120 ml (4 oz)
  • Honey: 60 ml (2 oz)
  • Vanilla Extract: 5 ml (0.2 oz)
  • Ground Cinnamon: 5 g (0.2 oz)
  • Pinch of Salt

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and dates.
  3. In a saucepan, gently heat peanut butter and honey until smooth. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients, add cinnamon and salt, and stir well.
  5. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan, pressing firmly.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Cool in the pan, then cut into bars.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Press the mixture firmly into the pan to ensure the bars hold together after baking.
  • For a vegan option, replace honey with maple syrup.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for an extra protein boost.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use other nuts and seeds?

Absolutely, feel free to mix and match with your favorites.

How should I store these bars?

Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Can I make these bars gluten-free?

Yes, just use gluten-free oats.