Crisp edges, a chewy center and loaded with trail mix goodies! Not only are these Oatmeal Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookie Bars a tasty treat, but they’re also made with better-for-you ingredients. Perfect for a snack or treat at the end of your next hike!
For the last few days, the weather in Denver has been unreal! I’ve been going for afternoon walks in my shorts and tank top soaking in as much sun as I possibly can. I know it’s just a tease, it is only February 1st, but I’ll take what I can get.
All the warm sunny days have me dreaming about summer and hiking in the mountains. Of course I can still hike now, but you won’t find me wearing my shorts. You’d probably still find me snacking on one of these Oatmeal Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookie Bars though!
Besides the amazing views and clean, fresh air, I love that wonderful feeling of disconnecting from technology, media and everyday life when you’re out in nature. Whenever I’m out hiking or trail running everything I was worried or stressed about seems to disappear.
When I look at the layers of mountains that seem to go on forever, listen to the wind in the trees and breathe in the mountain air, I feel refreshed and energized. Everything seems so simple, untouched and just as it should be. It truly is therapy, but without the price tag.
Another thing I enjoy about hiking are the snacks. Food always tastes so much better when you reach your destination on a hike. You worked hard for it and you want to savor every bite. I was definitely savoring every bite of these Oatmeal Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookie Bars!
The bars are crisp on the outside with a wonderful chewy middle. They’re filled with all sorts of trail mix goodies such as dried cherries, mini chocolate chips, pistachios and coconut flakes. You can easily swap out any of them for your favorites.
These cookie bars are made with wholesome ingredients like almond butter and whole grain oats. They’re gluten free, vegan and perfect to bring along on your next hike!