Recipe For Oat And Nut Bars

These Oat And Nut Bars are a mixture of a sweet treat and a healthy snack. Make use of homemade marshmallows to know that the sweet side of this recipe is not full of preservatives!

Oat And Nut Bars
Oat And Nut Bars
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It is not often that I try out recipes from unknown sources. Recently a friend sent me a link to a recipe for savoury oat and nut bars. They sounded quite interesting and a perfect snack for after gym. I set about gathering the ingredients and made them. Once I had them in the brownie pan I was wondering how they would hold together. There was no sticky agent in the recipe. And it was also a no-bake one. Once I realized they would not actually turn into bars I had an idea to add melted marshmallows to them to create a sweet and savoury treat. I had read a recipe for marshmallows using xylitol and so I went about making them. Well, I ended up with a mess that resembled a jelly fish.

Oat And Nut Bars

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That got tossed in the bin and the savoury oat and nut bars were taken to work. Dave had that instead of granola for breakfast. But I really liked the idea I had come up with. I bought commercial marshmallows before I had made my own. They are overly sweet so that will never happen again in my house. Especially given how easy they are to make. But I digress. I modified the savoury recipe to make sweet oat and nut bars. I stuck them together with melted marshmallows. And this time the recipe worked perfectly. Dave had the sweet treat as his mid morning snack. They are super easy to make and the recipe is highly adaptable. I will be sure to come up with more versions. And when I have time I will figure out how to perfect the recipe for the savoury ones.

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Oat And Nut Bars
 
These are a great lunch box treat
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Ingredients
  • 165g rolled oats
  • 120g nuts, roughly chopped
  • 75g coconut oil
  • 170g light coconut nectar
  • 30g popcorn
  • 20g butter
  • 140g marshmallows
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 165° Celsius
  2. Place the oats and nuts into a lined baking tray
  3. Put the oil and nectar into a medium sauce pan
  4. Heat to melt the oil over a low temperature
  5. Pour over the oat mixture and mix to combine
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and mix in the popcorn
  7. Place the butter and marshmallows into the saucepan
  8. Melt over a low temperature
  9. Pour over the oat mixture and mix to combine
  10. Compress the mixture and leave to set before cutting into bars
My Notes
use honey if you don't have light coconut nectar

 

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Oat And Nut Bars

  1. Hubby would adore these to have while he is on one of his cycling marathons!

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    1. Let me know if you make them 🙂

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  2. These could be dangerously moreish 🙂
    Jem @ Lost in Utensils sharing the blog ♥ what’s hot in the garden when it’s hot & a big merry christmas readers!My Profile

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    1. They are!

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  3. tasty. This recipe seems easy to make. Thanks for sharing, Tandy

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    1. My pleasure, and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  4. Yes – so how would you bind the savoury ones? I’ll be interested to see what you will come up with.
    Fiona Ryan sharing the blog ♥ A-Z Guidebook: Turkey, Cappadocia BalloonsMy Profile

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    1. I have no clue how I am going to bind them – it will be my project for the year 🙂

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  5. Great job on the bars and melted marshmallows is brilliant. I often have made bars that did not stick together.
    Evelyne CulturEatz sharing the blog ♥ Golden Milk: the Secret to Keeping the Doctor AwayMy Profile

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    1. This seemed like the best solution 🙂

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  6. Oh, you could invite me to this delicious treat. Or better, I will make it myself! These would be great for quick energy.

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    1. Hope you give this a try Anu 🙂

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  7. I always make something similar whenever I go on day hikes.. these look great! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thanks Gingi 🙂

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  8. These look delicious Tandy, great idea to add the marshmallows.

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    1. Dave loved them like that 🙂

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  9. Such a delicious recipe, Tandy! Perfect for snacking on or even breakfast!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan sharing the blog ♥ Slow Cooker Three Bean Stew With CocoaMy Profile

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    1. A perfect breakfast snack indeed 🙂

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  10. Yummy!

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    1. thank you!

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  11. Mmm these sound great! Hubby would adore these to have while he is on one of his cycling marathons! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Kylie, The Iced VoVo Pavlova for Australia Day!My Profile

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    1. They would be perfect for that!

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