Fudgy Trail Mix Bars are an amazing no-bake treat. These oat free granola bars are packed with lots of flavor and chocolate goodness, with no refined sugar.
Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add the sesame seeds. Shake the pan often, to prevent burning. Toast for 5 minutes, or until the seeds are lightly browned.
Heat your peanut butter and honey on medium-low in a medium saucepan. You can also use the microwave, heating in 30-second bursts until the mixture is stirrable.
Add the sesame seeds and other ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine.
Add a piece of parchment with some overhang to an 8x8 baking dish. Pro tip: sprinkle some water in the bottom of the dish before adding the parchment.
Press the mixture firmly into the pan, and refrigerate for two hours to harden.
Using the parchment overhang, lift the bars out of the baking dish and onto a safe cutting surface. Cut into small (2x2) squares.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks, and up to 6 months in the freezer.
To make these vegan, use maple syrup + 2 tbsp more chopped dates in place of honey.
Sub in almond or SunButter if you have peanut allergies.