Trail mix spin on a traditional peanut butter and chocolate no-bake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat in a saucepan, cooking and stirring until the peanut butter melts and the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.

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  • Stir oats, chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and vanilla into the peanut butter mixture; stir until the chocolate melts completely. Fold fruit into the mixture.

  • Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and spread into an even layer.

  • Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until hard, at least 1 hour. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Notes:

Butter can be substituted for coconut oil.

Cranberries, raisins, and shredded coconut all work well for the fruit component.

Macadamia, almond, and cashew mix works well for the nuts.

If you like thicker bars, you can pour the mixture into a smaller pan.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 113.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2014
These were so delicious! My family loved them. The only thing I did differently was that I used M&M's instead of dark chocolate. Next time I will use the dark chocolate because they will stick together better. The taste of the coconut oil and the peanut butter together is magical! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/06/2017
Before you go all Gung-ho and buy all of the ingredients take note this recipe is not for the first image shown it's for the second one.. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2014
These were so delicious! My family loved them. The only thing I did differently was that I used M&M's instead of dark chocolate. Next time I will use the dark chocolate because they will stick together better. The taste of the coconut oil and the peanut butter together is magical! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2015
I cook for a person with no appetite due to side effects of medicine. It is a challenge to get antioxidants down him because his tastebuds prefer sweet stuff. So beets kale etc "taste like dirt". He could eat oatmeal raisin or peanut butter cookies for breakfast lunch and dinner but that's too much sugar and anyway it's summer now and the oven makes the house too hot. So short story long I am delighted to find this recipe and will make it as soon as I have all the ingredients. Just had to comment that I've been looking for a bar cookie/candy style recipe that calls for local honey (against seasonal allergies) nutrient-dense things like almonds walnuts sunflower seeds prunes raisins dried cherries blueberries etc. that are bound together with peanut butter or chocolate but contain no butter and eggs so the cookies don't need refrigeration. And doesn't heat up the house in summer. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2017
Amazing for any thing but I love to make this when I'm taking my siblings out on a hike or to a picnic or park. It is a quick non messy snack that tastes delish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2016
This didn't turn out like the picture at all; it's just as yummy though! I saved 1/4 cup of the chips to add on top as another reviewer recommended. The same could be done with the nuts although I'd add versus save a portion. Mis en place is definitely recommended for this recipe since I was afraid I'd burn the pb-honey-coconut oil mixture. However it wasn't too sticky at all! I used pecans and reduced sugar craisins b/c they were both on sale. I had all the other ingredients on hand. Definitely needed to chill the dish for more than an hour. The freezer firmed these up perfectly. Rich flavor and great alternative to junk food candy! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/06/2017
Before you go all Gung-ho and buy all of the ingredients take note this recipe is not for the first image shown it's for the second one.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2016
I also must give this recipe 5 stars. It tastes like a peanut butter cup to me! I love that you can easily make this recipe organic and can control the quality by the ingredients used. I mixed is raw walnuts and raw pumpkin seeds. One change I made was NOT to mix in the chocolate chips until they melted. I waited until the last second to stir them in and then transferred the mixture into a pan. I wanted to bite into cool chocolate chunks when eating these bars! Read More
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