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This 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.

How To Make Homemade Granola Bars

This 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.

Categories Snack
Difficulty Easy
Keyword granola bars, homemade granola bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 226 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/3 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 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 morsels
  • 2 tbsp raw pepitas

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the raw pecans, peanuts, almonds, and cashews, and pulse several times to roughly chop.  Remove and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the dates to the food processor, and pulse until broken down into a paste.  Add the peanut butter and honey, and mix until smooth.

  3. 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.  Stir to combine.

  4. Press the mixture into a square 8x8-inch or similar casserole dish lined with parchment paper until fully pressed and compacted.

  5. Transfer to the freezer, and freeze for 15 minutes to solidify.

  6. Remove, and divide evenly into 10 bars.

  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Homemade Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.