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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.

Tracy Benjamin
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 10g; protein 3g; vitamin a 15.4IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 7.6mcg; sodium 37mg; potassium 185mg; calcium 18mg; iron 1.2mg.
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