Simple no-bake granola bars, decorated like mummies! This snack is nut-free, making it perfect for a fun Halloween snack at school or a weekend project with kids (or grown-ups alike).
These no-bake granola bars are packed with wholesome ingredients, including dates, oats and seeds. Plus, the bars themselves are made in under 10 minutes and don’t require any baking. You can then decorate them as you wish. If you’re not making them for Halloween, try adding just a simple chocolate drizzle (or nothing at all!).
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup sunflower seeds, raw or dry roasted (unsalted)
½ cup pumpkin seeds, raw or dry roasted (unsalted)
¼ cup hemp hearts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons water, as needed
¼ cup white chocolate or coconut butter
1 tablespoon chocolate (milk, dark or unsweetened)
1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except for the water and chocolate. Process until you get a fine crumb and the dates are chopped small.
2. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed.
3. Press the mixture to the bottom of a square or rectangular dish. Cut into 6 large or 8 smaller bars.
4. Melt the white chocolate or coconut butter. You can use a double boiler or the microwave for an easy option. Melt 15 seconds at a time to avoid burning.
5. Drizzle the chocolate or coconut butter on top of each bars. If you want a cleaner look, you can add the chocolate to a plastic sandwich bag with a small whole cut into a corner. Squeeze the bag to drizzle the chocolate or coconut butter on the bars. For a messier look, use a spoon to drizzle.
6. Melt the dark or milk chocolate. Dip a toothpick into the chocolate and use it to make the eyes.
7. Place the bars in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer to let the chocolate harden. Enjoy straight from the fridge or freezer.
If your chocolate is hard to drizzle, add a small amount of melted coconut oil into the chocolate to help.
This recipe makes 6 large bars or up to 8-9 small bars. The amount of portions will depend on the shape of your dish. Here, I used 2 small dishes that made 3 bars each. Cut them into your desired size.
Have some fun this Halloween this spooky crowd pleaser and enjoy these mummy granola bars!