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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Experience homemade deliciousness with these chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars- made with the sweetness of dates and other healthy ingredients!
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Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats - gluten free, if desired
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup packed medjool dates - pitted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, add rolled oats and slivered almonds and process until chopped into very small pieces.Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In the food processor, add the dates and maple syrup. Process until broken into small pieces.
  • Add the date mixture to the bowl with the oats/almonds. Add the chia seeds, peanut butter, vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  • Transfer mixture to baking sheet. Press evenly over parchment paper until even and flat. *Keep as flat as possible, not rising to edges of pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until brown on edges. Let cool in pan before cutting for at least 10 minutes. Cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container. These will get more firm the more they refrigerate. They will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.3g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 10.8g | Sodium: 90.6mg | Sugar: 10.9g
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