Just five ingredients, 1 bowl and 10 minutes is needed to whip up these delicious no bake kettle corn granola bars! Sweet, salty and the added crunch makes this a texture lover's dream! Vegan, dairy free, gluten free and a high protein option!
In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, oat bran, broken kettle corn, sweetener of choice and protein powder if using it.
In a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter of choice with the brown rice syrup and heat until the mixture is melted completely.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined. Allow to cool slightly and stir through half the chocolate chips and mix very well.
Line a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the pan and press firmly with your hands evenly. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Remove from the pan and cut into 8-10 bars.
These bars can be kept outside the refrigerator for up to 1 week, otherwise store in the refrigerator. Try using a mild tasting nut butter like almond or cashew to maintain the kettle corn taste.