Paleo granola bars can be healthy snack bars or paleo protein bars – without the granola. Most strict diet followers don’t consider granola one of the “allowed” foods, since it is a grain and it can contain gluten via processing.
People can make their own snack bars or buy them as pre-packaged snacks. Rather than containing a base of rolled oats like many traditional granola bars, paleo bars usually have a base of nuts and seeds (or nut butter).
By taking out the oats, you can eliminate the gluten and also many of the carbs as well. Then, simply replace oats with wholesome and natural nuts and seeds.
Because they are less refined and higher in fat and protein, nuts and seeds are more satisfying. Plus, they don’t cause a spike in blood sugar (which can end up leading to more hunger). Basically, there are lots of benefits beyond just avoiding gluten.
There are also quinoa protein bars that contain quinoa and raw snack bars that contain sprouted seeds like sesame. These provide a different texture, but are also a good alternative to people trying to avoid peanuts or tree nuts.
Therefore, if you want to make your own paleo bars, start with nuts, seeds or nut butter as your base. Honey helps keep the mixture together and protein powder can add more protein to your snack. You can find out more by watching the video here. The other ingredients and flavors that you add are up to you, and many people test out a few recipes before they find something they really like.