HEALTHY VEGAN SNACK IDEAS ‣‣ 3 gluten-free snack bars

(gentle upbeat music) – Hi, friends, welcome to my channel. If you’re new here, my name is Alyssa, and today I have got a recipe video that is dedicated all to snack bars. So these are things that you can make and bring with you on the go. Everything in this video
is vegan and gluten-free, and they all taste delicious. So we’ve got three different
flavor combinations. One of them is a little fruity, one of them is a no-bake, and one of them is a
chocolate chip peanut butter because that’s honestly the
best combination in the world. And as always, all of these
recipes are on the blog already, so you can find those links
right down below this video in the description box if you wanna check them out and make them. And before we dive in to the recipes, I want to just quickly pause
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a member of this tribe. So without further ado,
let’s go ahead and dive in. All right, so our first recipe is going to be Apricot Oatmeal Bars. We’re gonna start with the base, which is quick cooking oats, and some almond flour, some quinoa flour, a little sea salt, and you
can just stir that together. You could also add a dash
of cinnamon if you wanted. From there, add in some maple syrup. as well as some coconut oil, and then you’ll stir this together. And this is actually going
to be our crumble topping and our base at the same time. So once you’ve combined
all of those ingredients, you’re actually going to take
a 1/2 cup measuring scoop and scoop out 1/2 cup of this, and that’s what we’re gonna
use for the crumble topping. To finish off the base, just add in a flax egg
and stir it all together, and it should form into
a pretty thick dough. And then we are just going
to transfer that dough into a parchment-lined baking pan, which I use an eight by eight pan here. And press it firmly into the bottom. Kind of spread it out with your fingers. Make sure you get it into all the corners. Press as hard as you can so
it really gets packed down. And also just make sure that
it’s as smooth as possible. From there, pop it in the
oven for a little while until it crisps up a little bit, and then we’ll remove it from the oven and we’ll add on our apricot jam. I actually just buy the apricot jam, so just find a jam that you like. Or you could use another flavored jam if you don’t like apricot. And then you’ll spread that out evenly so that it completely covers the top. And then we will use the
reserved crumble topping that we had and sprinkle that
all over the top of the jam. And then we’ll pop this back into the oven and let everything get nice
and golden brown and bubbly. I recommend letting these cool
before you slice into them for at least probably 20 minutes or so. But once you’re ready to cut into them, you can just slice them into squares. And these are so good. I feel like I say that
(laughs) with every recipe, but these are absolutely delicious. They have that really
nice bright fruitiness from the apricot. They’ve got a crunchy crumble topping, a crunchy kind of cookie-like base. They are really low in sugar, and they’re just a really
healthy alternative to a kind of classic not so healthy bar. So I think you guys are
gonna really like these. Also double as a great breakfast, and they’re just a nice
healthy sweet treat. Our second recipe is going to be our Superfood Chocolate Crunch Bars. We’re gonna start by making the base, which is dates, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut. And then you’ll blend
that up until it is formed into a sandy-like texture. From there, we’re gonna add
in our raw cacao powder, as well as some spirulina,
some goji berries, and some hemp seeds. And you’ll pop the lid back on, blend that up until, again,
it’s smooth and kind of sandy. Remove the lid one last time, and you’re gonna add in
your favorite nut butter. I did almond butter, but you could use peanut
butter if you wanted. Pop the lid back on one more time. Pulse it together until you’ve got kind of a sticky dough-like consistency. Then we’re going to pulse
in some quinoa crispies. I will link the ones that I buy online down for you in the description box. You could also do homemade. And that is going to be
our base of our crunch bar. So we’ll remove this from
the food processor base. Dump it into, again, the same parchment-lined
eight by eight pan. And again, you’re gonna use your fingers to firmly pack this down. Here you are probably gonna
wanna use a measuring cup or a flat-bottomed glass to really make sure that
you press it down firmly ’cause we’re not baking this. We want it to be as
packed down as possible so that when we cut
them, they stay together. And once you have it
all totally compacted, we’re gonna just finish
it off by topping it with some melted dark chocolate. And I like to finish with some
more superfood ingredients, so we’re gonna top it with
some chopped up walnuts, some cacao nibs, some sea
salt, and some coconut. Such a great topping. It’s so pretty. And then you will pop this
in the fridge or freezer until it is completely solidified. If it’s in the freezer,
it takes about an hour. The fridge will take even longer. I personally recommend the
freezer because I always like to keep my no-bake
desserts in the freezer. But once it’s nice and solid, you can just remove it from the pan and slice it up into
whatever size bars you want. I do recommend keeping
these stored in the freezer, especially if you want to
prolong their shelf life, but they are really delicious, and they are packed with
superfood ingredients. I know they’re a little
bit on the pricier side, some of these ingredients,
but they’re superfood bars and superfoods (laughs) are expensive. So you could swap some of the ingredients with whatever you have on hand, but either way, they taste delicious and they’re a really good healthy snack. Our last recipe are Peanut Butter and
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. We’re gonna start with some
applesauce in our bowl. To that, you will add
in the peanut butter. And then we will do a flax
egg and some coconut sugar. And you’ll stir that
together until it’s combined. Then you will add in
your quick cooking oats, as well as some quinoa flour, baking powder, and some sea salt. And again, stir that together until a thick kind of
bar-like dough forms. It’s gonna be a pretty thick dough. Once you have your dough, you are going to fold in
your dark chocolate chips. Or what I did is I just chopped
up a dark chocolate bar. Fold it all in until it’s combined, and then we will just transfer this into, again, the same eight by eight pan that is lined with parchment paper. I recommend using your spatula to, again, firmly kind of spread it out and making sure that you’re getting into the corners of your pan. Once it’s all nice and smooth and everything is spread out in the pan, you can just pop this in the
oven until it is golden brown. And just like the other ones, I recommend that you let this
cool before you slice it, especially since this one is a little bit on the crumblier side. It tends to be a little
crumbly if you cut too soon. So just make sure that you
let it cool completely, and then you can slice it into your gooey chocolate
chip peanut butter bars. Once you’re ready to slice it up, just slice it up and enjoy them as is. These bars are so delicious. They’re like a peanut butter
brownie with chocolate chips, but they’ve got crunch, they’ve got oats. So healthy and literally
one of the best treats. You guys are gonna love these. And there you have it, my friends. I hope you enjoyed
these snack bar recipes. They also could totally
double as desserts. I just find that they
are more snacky for me. I’m a big fan of dark
chocolate things for dessert, so if everything I’m choosing those Superfood Chocolate Crunch Bars because they are so good. I actually have some in
my freezer right now, and I’ve been enjoying them for dessert. But what’s great about all of
these recipes, like I said, is that they are portable. You can bring them with you on the go. Throw them in your bag as you hit the gym, go to the office, whatever it is. And I know you guys
are going to love them. Don’t forget that you
can find the full recipes with instructions, ingredient lists, and more photos up on the blog. I’ve linked all three recipes down in the description box for
you, and I can’t wait to hear which one you’re going to try first. So let me know in the comments. And if you are not yet
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