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Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars | Nutty, crunchy, vegan granola bars perfect for snacking on the go or at home! | thiswifecooks.com

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars - Easy, crunchy, 100% vegan granola bars perfect for the lunch box or as an after school snack.
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Author: Holly Gray

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vegan apple-based honey divided
  • 2 T vegan butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup dried cherries or other dried fruit chopped
  • 1/3 cup crunchy nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325° and lightly butter two 8"x8" baking pans.
  • Place 1/4 cup agave nectar and butter in a small glass bowl and microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring each time, until butter is melted.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds, and 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Drizzle agave and melted butter over oat mixture and stir to coat well.
  • Spread evenly onto a large baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring halfway, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, around 10 minutes.
  • Return mixture to the large mixing bowl. Stir in the cherries or other dried fruit. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine remaining 1/2 cup agave nectar, nut or seed butter, and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved, around 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle over oat mixture, stirring to coat thoroughly.
  • Pour equal amounts into each of the prepared pans. Press everything down firmly and evenly.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before slicing.
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