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Maybe my healthiest recipe yet, these (almost) no bake granola bars are full of goodness. Oats, almonds, dates, tahini and carob honey come together and create a nutritional powerhouse that actually tastes amazing. The perfect snack.

These are pretty great granola bars. Easy, no bake (just a light toasting of the oats and almonds), vegan, paleo and gluten free (just make sure you use gluten free oats). They get their sweetness from the dates and carob honey, so it’s all natural sugars here. I wouldn’t call them “guilt free” in terms of calorie watching, but they are definitely snack material that your body will thank you for in terms of nutrition.

So whether you grab one for an on-the-go breakfast, crumble one over yogurt for a more leisurely start to the day, enjoy one as a mid morning snack at the office or with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or give one to your kiddo for school, these granola bars are really worth having in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup oats, quick cooking (not instant)

1 cup almonds, blanched

1 cup dates, stoneless (measured before chopping)

4 Tbs tahini

2 Tbs carob honey

1/4 tsp salt

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You can of course substitute with any nut you like, but almonds are really good nutrition wise. I leave them whole but you can roughly chop them if you prefer.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 170C (fan) and line a baking tray with grease-proof paper. Spread the oats and almonds on the tray into a thin layer. Toast for 10 minutes or until just starting to turn golden and fragrant.

Step 2

Meanwhile finely chop the dates in a food processor till they start to clump together in one sticky mass.

Step 3

In a large bowl mix the tahini, carob honey and salt till incorporated. Add the dates, oats and almonds (still hot is good so the liquids become a little runnier) and mix/knead with your hands till everything is distributed evenly.

Step 4

Line a small baking tin (mine is 26x18cm) with plastic wrap/cling film so that one side is long enough to fold back over the top of the tin. Transfer the mixture to the tin, press it down, bring the plastic wrap over the top and press down again firmly, making sure to get into the corners. This is an important step so the mixture sticks and stays together when cut into bars. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Lift out of the tin and cut into 12 pieces. Store in the fridge for a crunchier bar, or at room temperature for a chewy bar.

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No Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola Bars by Ambitious Kitchen

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