Apricot Cashew Granola Bars (Gluten Free)

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An all natural, gluten free apricot cashew granola bar filled with chia seeds, flax seeds, and oats. Fiber filled, no bake, & so easy!

12
1 Cup Pitted Dates (Any Variety)
¼ Cup Cashew Butter (Almond or Peanut Butter is fine as well)
½ Cup Honey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 ½ Cups Old Fashioned Oats
½ Cup Dried Apricots, chopped
½ Cups Cashews
¼ Cup Chia Seeds
¼ Cup Flaxseed
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Allow the parchment paper to hang over the sides so that it will be easier to remove the granola bars. In a blender or food processor, puree the dates with a few tablespoons of water. The dates should become a thick paste. In a small saucepan combine the cashew butter, honey, date mixture and the vanilla extract. Heat on medium low heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl combine the oats, apricots, cashews, chia seeds, and flaxseed. Pour the cashew butter mixture over the oat mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon. If the mixture is too dry add a little bit of honey. Transfer the oats to the prepared baking dish, pressing the mixture down well with your hand or the bottom of a glass. Place the dish in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow the bars to set up. Remove from the fridge and cut into 12 bars. Store in a cool dry place for up to 5 days.
Nutritions

Calories
285

Sodium
5mg
0% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
41g
14% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV