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Chewy Granola Bars

PREP: 1 hour 10 minutes
YIELD: serves 10

These 5 Ingredient Chewy Granola Bars are simple to make and come together in no time! Recipe by Food with Feeling


  • 1 cup of Natural Delights pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup of nut or seed butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup of mix-ins (nuts, chia seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, flaxseed, pepitas, chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, etc), can be one cup of 1 thing such as 1 cup of almonds OR it can be a 1 cup mixture of any mix-ins
  • Optional for dipping or drizzling: melted chocolate


  1. Place the dates into a food processor and blend until they form a paste. It takes about 1 minute. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the nut butter and maple syrup, stirring constantly until fully combined. Remove from the heat.
  3. In the same bowl with the date paste, mix in the oats, 1 cup of mix-ins, and peanut butter mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined
  4. Pour the mixture into a lined 8×8 inch pan (or similar size) and press down firmly so that everything is nice and compact. Place in the fridge or freezer to set and chill for about an hour.
  5. Cut into 8-10 bars and ENJOY!

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 141, Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 3g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A:  0%, Vitamin C:  0%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.