No Bake Almond Butter Oat Bars

(100 Days of Real Food)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond butter (original recipe uses peanut butter)

  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 cup oats (purchase "gluten-free" oats for those with allergies)

  • 1 cup crunchy flax cereal (I used Enjoy Life brand. You could also sub with other whole-grain cereal or nuts, but I do really recommend this flax cereal in the recipe because it is so good with just the right crunch!)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Line an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish with wax or parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter and maple syrup until it's mixed together thoroughly.

  • Pour in the oats and cereal and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.

  • Spread the bar mixture into one even layer in the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut and serve or store in the fridge.