Granola bars were always a go-to snack growing up. However if you turn the box around to see the stats, you may be shocked to see how much sugar is packed into such a small bar. Here’s a date-based granola bar recipe to help you make a convenient snack that is refined-sugar free but still packs a lot of flavor and texture.
First, chop your favorite nuts and dried fruit. This time around I used walnuts, almonds, pistachio, leftover trail mix, prunes, figs, raisins, and grains & seeds from Trader Joe’s. You can also add honey, sweeteners, chocolate chips, granola, rolled oats, or really anything else you like in granola bars. The ratio of dates to mix-ins depends on how much of a date-taste you want. Just make sure there are enough dates to bind everything together. I used a large container of medjool dates from Costco and the same quantity of mix-ins.
When slightly cooled, spread the mixture on an oiled or wax paper lined plate or pan. This is a standard cake pan, which is perfect for cutting bars. After the mixture is spread on the pan, sprinkle and press fleur de sel on the top. Let completely cool.