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.
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.
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.
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.
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.