Granola Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup packed dates, pits removed

1/4 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 Tbl Coconut Oil

1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds – loosely chopped

1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (may toast if preferred on baking sheet in 350 oven for 15 minutes)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup dried cherries

Directions:

-Run the dates + 1 Tbl oats in a food processor until a paste is formed. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

-In a small saucepan, heat the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup on medium- low heat until well combined and liquid. (about 5 minutes)

-While that is heating, Add almonds, oats, salt and cherries to the mixing bowl with dates.

-Add liquid mixture into the bowl and combine.

-Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper

-Press the mixture firmly into the dish. Press down hard with fingers. You may wet your fingers if mixture is sticky.

-Place in the fridge for 20 minutes

-Turn over onto a cutting board and divide as desired.

Keep in sealed plastic container in fridge.

 

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