No-bake granola bars with dates and peanut butter
Hi lovelies, happy weekend! Are you guys doing anything exciting? I am actually working tomorrow (big surprise!), but it is something quite different from what I am used to (think camera crew, other bloggers etc.), so I am a bit nervous! Hopefully the result will turn out to be amazing though, I can reveal that it is something for the blog, so I will share the result with you guys soon!
Anyways, enough about that for now (haha it makes me nervous just thinking about it!). Today I want to share one of my go-to snack recipes with you guys. I have actually already posted a couple of other versions of these yummy date based granola bars, but they are a stable in my kitchen and one of my absolute favorite snacks, so I thought I would share my current favorite flavor combo with you guys as well. These babies are based on my original 4-ingredient recipe, but with a couple extra added goodies like peanut butter and hemp seeds, so yum!
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Ingredients – yields 12 bars:
265 grams (equals 1 cup, packed) pitted dates
2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
100 grams (equals 1 cup) rolled oats
1 1/4 deciliter (equals 1/2 cup) mixed seeds (I used sunflower seeds and hemp seeds)
1 1/4 deciliter (equals 1/2 cup) chopped nuts (I used almonds)
Start by adding the dates to a food processor and pulse until you get a gooey paste. Add the date paste, nuts, seeds and peanut butter to a bowl and mix everything well. Make sure to knead the ingredients together until everything is well mixed and you have a cohesive dough – I just use a spoon to do this.
Line a pan, plastic container or whatever you have available with baking paper or plastic foil for easy removal and add the dough – make sure you press it in real tight and leave it in the freezer for at least an hour to harden. Now, all there is left to do is to cut it into bars of your desired size (I got 12 bars from this) and they’re ready to eat, enjoy!
Note: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, they should keep up to two weeks when stored in the fridge or freezer.