This homemade granola bar recipe is free of refined sugar, full of protein, delicious, and good for you! They are so easy to make, and you can change up the bars with a variety of delicious add-ins.\r\n\r\n\r\nI love eating clean, and I love feeling healthy and full of energy.\u00a0\r\n\r\nAnd to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I eat protein-rich meals accompanied by grains and veggies. Wholesome foods and fresh ingredients are what I use to stock our kitchen at home, and I avoid cooking with processed ingredients.\r\n\r\nBut, let\u2019s get honest here. I can go for a snack just like the next person does. Chocolate, nuts, and dried berries. \u2190 Yum!\r\n\r\nSo, I\u2019ll say right now that clean eating does not mean that you have to give up snacking. Good-for-you options are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.\r\n\r\nI\u2019ve come up with an extremely tasty recipe you are gonna love. It\u2019s packed full of nuts, is sweetened with dates and raw honey, and includes chocolate morsels.\r\n\r\nYes, you heard right - chocolate!\u00a0\r\n\r\nThese fail-proof bars are easy to make and versatile. You can change up the add-ins whenever you want to vary the flavors. Swapping ingredients is easy. You can work with what you have in the pantry.\u00a0\r\n\r\nFeel like almonds today? Throw them in. Wanna swap out the pecans for walnuts? Go for it. Dried cranberries? Got it. Everyday ingredients are the name of the game here. Pick and choose as you like!\r\n\r\nThese homemade granola bars are so GOOD that you\u2019ll want to keep a batch on hand all the time!\r\n\r\n\r\nHOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS\r\nMaking granola bars is pretty straightforward. Especially with this recipe, because you can swap ingredients out at will. If you are looking for a change of flavor, grab your favorite add-ins from the pantry and make the recipe.\u00a0\r\n\r\n \tRoughly chop the nuts in a food processor and then place in a bowl\r\n \tProcess the dates into a paste\r\n \tAdd the peanut butter and honey\r\n \tTransfer the mixture to a bowl, stirring in the rolled oats, chocolate morsels, and pepitas\r\n \tPress into an 8x8 inch dish lined with parchment paper\r\n \tFreeze for 15 minutes and cut into bars\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS GLUTEN-FREE\r\nTo ensure the batch of homemade granola bars is gluten-free, be careful to use ingredients that are certified free of gluten. For example, rolled oats are safe for those with gluten intolerance but may be processed in facilities that also deal with barley, rye, and wheat, which are not gluten-free. Look for products that state they are gluten-free. The same goes for your chocolate morsels or any other goodies you want to add.\r\n\r\nHOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS PALEO\r\nTo make these incredibly delicious bars Paleo, you\u2019ll have to remove the oats. Oats are a whole-grain food, which makes them a no-no for anyone eating Paleo. Use ground flax seeds or chia seeds as a replacement for the oats. You can also up the amount of add-ins such as coconut.\r\nHOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS VEGAN\r\nTo make vegan granola bars, simply replace the quarter cup of raw honey with the same quantity of pure maple syrup. Either one will add just the right amount of sweetness. If you are adding chocolate morsels, purchase a vegan brand. You can also make your own with 100% unsweetened chocolate, coconut butter, and maple syrup.\r\n\r\n\r\nHOW TO STORE AND FREEZE HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS\r\nThese super delicious homemade granola bars store well, and you can double the recipe without a problem at all. Once you have cut the bars (and eaten a couple, of course), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If you would like to freeze some of them, you can do so for up to 3 months.\r\n\r\n\r\nBEST ADD-INS FOR HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS\r\nThe more add-ins, the better! To make these awesomely delicious bars, try these in any combination you like!\r\n\r\n \tPecans\r\n \tWalnuts\r\n \tPeanuts\r\n \tAlmonds\r\n \tMacadamia nuts\r\n \tCashews\r\n \tChocolate\r\n \tDried apricots, pineapple, mango, apples, and more\r\n \tCoconut\r\n \tRaisins\r\n\r\n\r\nMORE HEALTHY SNACK RECIPES\r\nLooking for more healthy treats? These are some of my favorites:\r\n\r\n \tParmesan and Sea Salt Popcorn\r\n \tIrresistible Protein Paleo Cookies\r\n \tNo-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls\r\n \t$850 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups\r\n \tChocolate Chip Peanut Butter Edible Cookie Dough\r\n \tEasy Paleo 7 Layers Bars\r\n\r\n\n\n\tHow To Make Homemade Granola Bars\n\t\t\n\t\tThis homemade granola bar recipe is free of refined sugar, full of protein, and to top that off, good for you! They are easy to make, and you can vary the bars with a variety of delicious add-ins.\t\n\t\n\t\t1\/2 cup raw pecans1\/3 cup raw peanuts1\/3 cup raw almonds1\/3 cup raw cashews2 cups pitted dates1\/4 cup peanut butter ((or almond butter))1\/4 cup raw honey ((or pure maple syrup))1 1\/2 cups rolled oats ((uncooked))1\/2 cup dark chocolate morsels2 tbsp raw pepitas\t\n\t\n\t\tIn the bowl of a food processor, add the raw pecans, peanuts, almonds, and cashews, and pulse several times to roughly chop.\u00a0 Remove and set aside in a large mixing bowl.Add the dates to the food processor, and pulse until broken down into a paste.\u00a0 Add the peanut butter and honey, and mix until smooth.Transfer the date and peanut butter mixture to the large bowl, and add the remaining ingredients, including the rolled oats, dark chocolate morsels, and pepitas.\u00a0 Stir to combine. Press the mixture into a square 8x8-inch or similar casserole dish lined with parchment paper until fully pressed and compacted.Transfer to the freezer, and freeze for 15 minutes to solidify.Remove, and divide evenly into 10 bars.Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.\t\n\t\n\t\t\t\n\n\r\n\r\nThis post contains affiliate links for products I use regularly and highly recommend.