Hippie love buffets (no bake granola bars)

August 15th 2013

I don’t know about you, but I often wonder what would be served at a hippie love buffet. A love buffet being a gathering of likeminded lovers of the same stuff. In college I used to call our group of friends a “hippie love buffet”, drum circles, guitar playing, turtle whistles, and cheap beer. Give me a break, we were in Utah, but seriously there are some super crunchy liberals up at the University of Utah! I was just a dork participating in the fun….but that memory has spurred a healthy treat that if I could revisit myself from the future (haven’t you always wanted to do that?) I would give to myself to serve to my patchouli posse as food of the future. Was that taking it too far? Perhaps, but that is how I roll, these bars are so easy and healthy that you will soon forget those store bought ones and you will dump all the chemicals, and sweeteners! Ready to get psycho? I mean psychedelic? I thought so, feel free to substitute stuff you like, and what is available in your area. Kids love these, a great treat that also sneaks in the healthy stuff!
2 cups kashi 7 whole grain puffs
1 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup dried cranberries
½ cup almond butter
½ cup melted marshmallows (Dandies brand are vegan)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp. flax meal
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, press into a 12 portion muffin tin. Chill 10 minutes. Donzo! Makes about a dozen. Easy right? Now invite over some friends and dial up the reggae mix on Pandora…….it’s time to get munchy.