These healthy, no bake trail mix bars are incredibly easy to make and perfect for a quick snack. Full of almonds, pumpkin seeds, oats, chocolate, dried fruit and peanut butter, you know exactly what goes into these breakfast bars. Not only are they delicious, but they are plant-based/vegan, oil-free, refined sugar-free and can easily be gluten-free.
Loosely chop almonds. In a large mixing bowl add almonds, pumpkin seeds, puffed cereal, rolled oats, dried fruit, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined.
In a glass bowl, mix together peanut butter and maple syrup. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Add in almond extract and stir to combine.
Add chocolate chips to the dry ingredients, then pour peanut butter mixture over everything. Mix until well combined and there are no loose ingredients.
Transfer mixture to a parchment paper lined pan. I used a 8×8 glass dish. Firmly press the mixture using the back of spoon or spatula. You want to make sure everything is nice and compact, including the edges, in order to make sure the bars stay together.
Place bars in the freezer and allow to set for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Once set, remove from dish and cut into bars or squares. Store covered in the refrigerator.