I'm very excited about this! Super easy granola bars. 5 ingredients. Lovely and sweet, but sugar and guilt free. Pure organic indulgence. And great for kids lunch boxes too...
Ingredients (use organic)1 cup packed full of pitted dates
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup cashews (or other nuts)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
Scattering of other bits and pieces if you have it. I used organic cranberries and organic sultanas. You could also try coconut & seeds.
InstructionsIf dates are a bit dry soak in water for 10 mins, then drain.
Blend dates in food processor till reasonably munched up.
Warm honey and peanut butter in sauce pan on low heat.
In a big bowl mix nuts and oats then add processed dates and mix well so dates are dispersed throughout.
Pour warm honey/peanut butter mixture over the oat mix and mix well again.
Press mixture into a baking tray (lined with baking paper) to desired thickness. Press firmly.
Place in freezer for 15mins. Remove and cut into pieces. I cut mine into small cubes, or you could cut into bars.
I keep half the batch in the freezer for another day, and half in the fridge. They will keep in the fridge for a good few days. Enjoy!
The original recipe I got from the Minimalist Baker.