Healthy No Bake Fruit + Nut Granola Bars
Make them with the kids this afternoon! Makes 8-10 bars
- 1 cup packed Medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup raw honey
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats, you can use gluten free
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup dried mango, chopped
Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
In the bowl of a food processor, process dates and honey until they form a paste.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds and dried fruits.
Add date mixture to oat mixture and mix, using your hands or a spoon, until well combined.
Scoop mixture into the prepared pan and firmly press into an even layer.
Chill in the freezer for about 20 minutes until firm.
Remove from freezer and lift granola mixture out of pan using the overhang paper on the sides.
Cut into bars and serve, or store in an airtight container refrigerated, or frozen (freezer is my preference.)