Homemade Dates and Nuts Granola Chocolate Bar

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It is always so tempting for me to grab granola bars whenever I am at the grocery store. So many variety to choose  from, but why buy when I can make my own? Yes, I decided to make  my own granola bars, this way I can choose what I want to go in to my bar.

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This granola bar have good stuff in it, although there’s only 5 ingredients you need to make it. You can even make it 3 Ingredients if you want to! Very few ingredients for a very nice grab and go granola bars, so why not? This is so easy to make, and a lot better than store-bought too, you want to know why? Let me show you, let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 11-15 medjool dates (1 cup packed), pitted and soaked for 10 minutes, drained.
  • 1½ cups nuts (I used all pecans, but a mix of almonds, walnuts, pecans, and/or cashews will all work!)
  • 1/2 cup Loose Granola
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Sweetened Shredded Coconut

Instructions:

  1. Cover 8×8 pan with aluminum foil leaving over hang on all the sides. You may also use a smaller pan, but your base will  be thicker.
  2. In a food processor add drained/pitted dates and nuts. Process until dates and nuts have broken down, and only small pieces of nuts can be seen. Mixture should be sticky.
  3. Remove from the food processor and transfer in a clean bowl. Add loose granola and 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and manually mix to evenly distribute.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared pan, pressing evenly into all corners and press down flat.
  5. Sprinkle remaining 2 tbsp of coconut on top.
  6. Pour Chocolate Ganache over bars and spread evenly.
  7. Place bars in the fridge for at least 1 hour or leave overnight in the fridge.
  8. Lift the over hang foil to remove bars from pan and place on cutting mat for easier slicing. Remove the foil and using a knife, gently slice into desired size.

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Try it and let me know how it goes. Feel free to share this recipe and let’s get the community baking!♥

 

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