No-Bake Trail Mix Vegan Granola Bars

No-Bake Nut and Seed Bars

  • Author: Jennifer Trennum
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free

These hearty, vegan nut and seed bars have the most amazing flavour and are full of nutrition! They’re perfect for hiking, road trips and lunch boxes or just a healthy treat anytime you need one.




  1. Toast your quinoa in a 350˚F degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add walnuts and almonds, and pulse on low until they are roughly chopped.
  3. Add rolled oats and pumpkin seeds and pulse just until the oats and seeds are broken up.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and add the toasted quinoa and remaining ingredients (from sunflower seeds to sea salt). Stir until well combined.
  5. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8×8 inch dish lined with parchment paper so they lift out easily when ready to cut. Press the mixture down firmly into the pan, spreading out evenly to the edges. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing into 10 bars.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pot of water on low heat, or in the microwave. Dip the top of each bar into the melted chocolate and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze 15-20 minutes for the chocolate to harden. Store bars in the fridge in an airtight container.


Feel free to mix and match dried fruits, nuts and seeds to your liking.

Keywords: quinoa granola bars, plant-based, dried fruit, oil-free, refined sugar-free