Homemade Granola Bars
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Serves: 12 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread oats evenly onto a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
  3. Remove the oats from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. Soak your dates in water to soften.
  5. Create a paste of your dates by blending well in the food processor.
  6. Heat honey and peanut butter over low heat, until peanut butter is melted.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the oats, date paste, peanut butter and honey mixture, and vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in almonds and mini chocolate chips.
  9. Line a 8 by 8inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Spread granola mixture evenly.
  11. Allow to set in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  12. Cut into bars.
  13. Enjoy :)
Recipe by Amanda's Plate at http://amandasplate.com/homemade-granola-bars/