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No-Bake Matcha Bars

No-Bake Matcha Bars

Make a batch of these vibrant energy bars for a delightfully healthy, anytime treat that's ready in no time at all! Fold a mix of rolled oats & crispy puffed rice into maple-sweetened almond butter to form the base layer. Blend verdant, earthy matcha green tea powder with more almond butter, oats & maple syrup, then press on top of the cereal base. Freeze to firm up then finish off with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt & cut into bars.

10 min active; 40 min total; serves 6–8

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8-inch square baking pan

  • 1 piece parchment paper

  • 1 cup puffed rice

  • 3/4 cup + 1 3/4 cup rolled oats

  • 6 Tbsp +1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1 cup + 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1 Tbsp matcha green tea powder

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. MAKE THE BAR BASE

  • Line baking pan with parchment
  • In a bowl, mix to combine puffed rice & 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • In a small pot, combine 6 Tbsp maple syrup & 1 cup almond butter with 1/4 tsp table salt over med and heat up until smooth, about 1—3 min, whisking constantly
  • Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until combined
  • Press into pan and set aside

 

2. MAKE THE MATCHA LAYER

  • In a food processor or blender, chop remaining 1 3/4 cup oats on high for about 20 sec, or until powdery
  • In a bowl, combine oat powder & matcha
  • Add remaining 1/3 cup maple syrup, remaining 1/2 cup almond butter & vanilla extract and combine to make a thick paste, microwaving at 15 sec intervals to make a little easier to stir (if too thick, add up to 5 Tbsp almond milk or hot water, 1 Tbsp at a time)
  • Press into pan on top of cereal layer

 

 

3. CHILL & CUT INTO BARS

  • Place pan in freezer for 30 min to firm up
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and cut into bars