Snack + dessert – this cool treat just knocked both categories out of the park. These healthy granola cookie dough bars are the perfect combo of crunchy and creamy, but sweetened naturally with all ‘good-for-you’, natural ingredients. SO easy to make and even easier to eat.
I can be kind of a nag. I can be kind of a control freak. Those two personality traits combined mean I’m pretty much the wife of my husband’s dreams (SARCASM). I can’t help it, I just can’t stop being in control of like, everything.
I got a little taste of what he goes through when I posted a sneak peak of these healthy granola cookie dough bars on Instagram. You guys were like ALL over me from that point on.
Messages after messages poured in, “WHEN ARE YOU POSTING THOSE COOKIE DOUGH BARS!?!?” “I NEED THAT RECIPE NOW” “BARS.WANT.HURRY”
I love you all something fierce, but your persistence on Instagram is relentless. When you want a dessert recipe, nothing must stand in your way. I can’t truly blame you though – I’m the same way about how my underwear is folded, ALL dishes (clean or dirty) must be off the countertops, the pantry arranged in a specific order, and all the details of the week recorded on the fridge calendar. Things need be done in a timely and certain way.
But dessert is a whole other beast. It’s important. I do understand, I do.
Especially a dessert of epic portions like a honey granola top with almonds, cashews, and coconut. Especially a dessert with a healthy cookie dough base complete with mini chocolate chips. Especially these no bake healthy granola cookie dough bars.
I wasn’t planning on posting these healthy granola cookie dough bars for a few more weeks but the demandsquestions kept pouring in about these beautiful treats. And I have to admit, rearranging my set-in-stone, highly organized editorial calendar wasn’t easy for me, but I did it for you. I do it all for you…
So here they are in all their glory. A decadent cookie dough base made of chickpeas and almond butter, topped with a simple honey granola nut mixture and frozen to perfect. Yep, these bars must be served cold. And they taste SO amazing as a cool summer treat – seriously favorite.
Just make them. I’m certain you won’t regret it. Plus throwing a bunch of stuff in a food processor then layering is an epically easy way to make an epically delicious treat. I couldn’t not love these healthy granola cookie dough bars more if I tried.
Feeling adventures? You can also flip these and the granola layer the bottom layer too!
Nutty dessert bars kind of your gig? Then you also have to try these paleo key lime pie energy balls, no bake chocolate mango bars, and these flourless peanut butter & strawberry chia bars.