Who needs store-bought granola bars? These nutty, naturally-sweetened bites will fuel you up without the sugar crash and require just 20 minutes of prep.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a food processor process cashews and oats 30 seconds or until chopped. Add dates, maple syrup, espresso powder, and salt; process 30 seconds or until mixture resembles cookie dough. Add walnuts and chocolate; process 20 seconds or until combined.

  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, extending over two sides of pan. Place oat mixture in pan; top with another piece of parchment. Press evenly into pan. Remove parchment from top of bars. Cover with plastic; freeze 4 hours. Using parchment, lift out of pan. Cut into 2-inch bars.


In an airtight container, refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; 9 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. 185 mg potassium; 15 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 15 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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This recipe never got to a cookie dough consistency in the food processor. I froze it and noticed that when I cut off a piece that the piece fell apart when I handled it. I used it to sprinkle on my oatmeal. I would not make it again.