Granola Bars

These granola bars are so yummy! I’ve made them several times. To make mine, I used almonds, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds and raisins. I’m sure they’d be good with a variety of other things – experiment!

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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups mixed nuts and seeds
1/2 to 1 cup dried fruit
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 cup coconut or other oil
1/3 cup peanut/nut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
*parchment paper also needed

Instructions

Place nuts and seeds in food processor, pulsing until roughly chopped. In large bowl, combine nuts and seeds, coconut, dried fruit and chocolate chips.

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In a large saucepan, warm and mix remaining ingredients. Turn off heat and pour nut mixture into saucepan and combine. Pour mixture into an 8 X 8 baking pan lined with parchment paper. Press firmly and evenly into pan. Freeze for two hours. Store in the fridge or freezer.

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*adapted from http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/

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