I wanted to share these white blaze no bake granola bars that you can easily make and take with you on the Appalachian Trail (or any trail!). Spark the conversation by discussing the AT and the blazes while making them.
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup dates
1/4 cup maple syrup
White chocolate chips
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1/4 cranberries (optional)
1/4 chocolate chips (optional)
How to Make:
Blend dates in food processor or blender until dough forms ( I soaked mine in water for 10 minutes first)
Mix oats, dates, and walnuts together and set aside
Heat up peanut butter and maple syrup in microwave for 30 seconds, mix.
Combine all ingredients
Press mixture into tray and place in freezer for 10 minutes to harder
Remove and cut into pieces
Heat up white chocolate in double boiler or in microwave. Using a spoon and white chocolate, create your own white blaze on the bars!
Optional: Use melted dark chocolate to make the AT symbol.
Swap the peanut butter for any nut or seed butter
Use your own add ins
Swap maple syrup for honey
Swap walnuts or any other nut or seed you enjoy!
Use gluten-free oats if yours gluten-free
Use vegan chocolate & white chocolate chips if desired
White Blaze Facts (from www.appalachiantrail.com):
There are approx. 165,000 white blazes
There is a blaze roughly every 70 feet on trail
Blazes are two inches wide and 6 inches long
When the trail changes direction, you'll see two white blazes, one on top of the other
I hope you enjoy this bar and the trail! Happy Trails!