As a college student you know very well how hard it can be to found gluten free filing snack that still taste amazing. These delicious gluten free granola bars are the answer to your prayers. Granola bars are absolute life saver for college students because in the time of rush they become perfect meal. But this is fact that those little granola bars are very expensive so why not make these yourself? The recipe that I am sharing today is of dorm friendly chocolate chip granola bars, very easy to prepare. These are healthy granola bars as most of the sugar is replicated with honey. The list of ingredients is relatively short and probably all things you already have or you can probably found these things in school cafeteria or grocery store. These no bake granola bars are perfect for a hearty snack because they keep you full for hours and they are packed with plenty of healthy fats from almonds, almond butter and fiber from oats. These are a big hit for all ages. You may change the almond butter with peanut butter or cashew butter as per your choice.
Line an 8" square pan with baking/parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl combine sliced almonds, oats, chocolate chips, cinnamon powder and salt.
In another bowl measure peanut or almond butter, honey and vanilla. Whisk all the wet ingredients well to combine before adding in the dry ingredients.(If you feel the consistency is thick you may warm it in microwave, make sure to cool it down before adding in the dry mixture as the chocolate chips will melt).
Pour the liquid mixture in the dry ingredients and combine well with a spoon till no dry oats remain. The drier the mixture the more firm the bars will be so stir in more oats if the mixture seems wet.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared square pan and spread evenly with a spoon.
Use the bottom of a flat round surface (like a drinking glass bottom covered with parchment paper) to press the mixture down as firmly and evenly as possible.
Cover the pan with a lid or cling wrap, put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight.
Use a sharp knife to slice the bars.
Bars keep well for a couple of days at room temperature but i will recommend storing individually wrapped bars in the freezer in a freezer safe bag. This will give best flavor to the granola bars.