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No-Bake Granola Bars

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries OR dried cranberries
  • Sea salt to taste

WHAT YOU DO:

  1. Toast the oats and pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse dates in a food processor until pureed and a sticky ball forms.
  3. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the date “ball” the toasted oats and seeds, the honey, cherries and salt.
  5. Combine ingredients well with your hands. Press into the tin and press down continually until a dense, even layer is created. Place in freezer for 10 mins.
  6. Reverse granola bar mixture from pan, remove parchment paper and cut in half and then slice into bars. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.