Nut Free Snack Bars

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min


  • 2 cups brown rice puffed cereal
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup dried apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla bean or extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Mix the cereal, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, vanilla bean and sea salt in one bowl
  3. In the food processor , mix the apples, dates and water until a syrup forms.  It will be slightly thick. 
  4. Get a sheet or parchment paper a little larger than the size of your pan, so you have some hanging out the sides.  I used an odd sized pan.  I think it was a 5X13?  A standard 8X8 pan will work just fine.
  5. Once the syrup forms, add that to the dry mixture and mix well. 
  6. Once everything is mixed, transfer the mixture to your baking pan. 
  7. Make sure the parchment is lining the pan first. 
  8. Once everything is in the pan,  press the mixture down firmly. 
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes. 
  10. When it cools, remove the bars from the pan by grabbing the parchment paper sides. 
  11. Cut into bars or squares with a pizza cutter .


Recipe Notes

I got about 10 bars out of my batch. These should last a week or two. You can even freeze them for longer storage.

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