Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars are in honor of giggly girly time.

Salted Chocolate Almond Granola Bars. Healthy granola bar recipe sweetened with dates. Tastes just like a brownie!

I spent three incredible days at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah with six lovely ladies, Becky, Lauren, Annalise, Meagan, Megan, and Liz. We wined; we skied; we snacked on Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars, and yes—we giggled.

You can read all the juicy details about our trip here, but I wanted to share these Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars in their own special post, because any recipe that tastes like a fudgy brownie and is comprised almost exclusively of wholesome fruits and nuts deserves the attention. I considered writing them a love song too, but I just kept coming back to Etta James: At last, my chewy, chocolatey, healthy brownie love has come along.

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars. Heathy and tastes just like a chocolate brownie or Larabar. (vegan, gluten free)

Healthy Salted Chocoalte Almond No Bake Granola Bars made with dates and cocoa. These taste like brownies! Gluten free

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars are part snack, part dessert. I can compare them most closely to a brownie-flavored Larabar, though I much prefer the softer, chewier texture of this homemade version.

Healthy Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars

The secret to the no bake granola bars’ natural sweetness is Mejool dates. I have a total crush on this sticky fruit, both as a snack (try one smeared with almond butter) and as an easy way to create healthier baked (or no baked) treats. I buy mine with the pits still in, because I find the dates are much more moist and last longer too. The taste upgrade is more than worth the quick task of pitting them yourself.

Healthy Salted Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars. Naturally sweetened with dates

In addition to the dates, these Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars are comprised of whole grain oats, nuts, almond butter, and rich cocoa. A quick oven toasting of the oats and almonds deepens the bars’ flavor, though you can skip it if you are in a hurry.

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars. Healthy, gluten free granola bar recipe

To make the bars, simply blend all the ingredients together in a food processor, press into a pan, and chill. I sprinkled them with fleur de sel, because I can’t let well enough alone anything salty/sweet makes me giddy.

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars. Tastes just like a brownie LaraBar!

These no bake granola bars are a breeze to freeze and perfectly portable too. On our girls’ trip, we munched them for an after-ski energy boost, and at home I enjoy them as a healthy option when I need a chocolate fix (daily at 3 p.m.).

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars. Tastes just like a brownie! Naturally sweetened and gluten free

Girl time (and really all time) is better with chocolate.

Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars

Yield: 1 8x8 inch pan
Total Time:
40 mins
Healthy no bake granola bars that taste just like a chocolate brownie! Very similar to Larabars. Naturally sweetened, gluten free, and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted Mejool dates
  • 2/3 cup walnuts — chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey — or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal — optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt — such as sea salt or fleur de sel, plus additional for sprinkling
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No Bake Vegan Snack Recipe, Salted Chocolate Almond No Bake Granola Bars

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I am sharing this recipe in partnership with Imperial Sugar. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands and companies that make it possible for me to create quality content and to attend special blog events like our weekend in Deer Valley.