Don’t feed yourself or your family the so called healthy granola bars you find on your grocery store shelf. They are not so healthy. They lack nutritional value, are highly processed and filled with sugar.

These easy to make granola bars are full of flavor, nutrition and energy. And the best part is, they are delicious and a no bake recipe. Add your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or, dried berries. Buckwheat groats may be substituted for the oats. If you don’t like these flavors, add whatever you like or have on hand. Dried, apple infused cranberries and dried apples, along with pumpkin pie spice, is an amazingly good substitution on a cool fall day.

Ingredients

1 cup Almonds
1 cup dates
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried apricot, diced
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup thick cut oats
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/3 cup ground flax
2 tbsp nut butter at room temperature
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

Blend almonds, dates and water in a food processor until they just come together.
Stir in all remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spread the mixture in an 8×8 or 9×9 square cake pan lined with plastic wrap and press firmly. Freeze for 20 min.

Enjoy!