Even picky eaters will like this! Pack it in a snack bag to go.
Gluten Free Option
(Large flake preferred)
Ground Flax, Sesame, Millet, Sunflower, or a mixture
Packed Brown Sugar
Maple Syrup or Corn Syrup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Neutral flavor Vegetable Oil
Dried Fruit of choice
Combine oats, nuts, seeds and coconut in a large bowl.
Combine all other ingredients except dried fruit. Stir to make a slurry.
Add the cocoa slurry to the oat mixture, stirring to coat the dry ingredients well.
Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a uniform layer.
Bake in a preheated 300 °F oven for 1 hour, rotating the pan half-way through the baking time.
Allow to cool completely before breaking into nuggets of the desired size. Mix in dried fruit, if using.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.