Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

As I was making these, my husband commented that it tasted like the fair:) Recipe posted as written on Minimalist Baker website. I added a sprinkling of sea salt, and they remind us of a Payday bar!

AuthorSandra Sauls
DifficultyBeginner

As I was making these, my husband commented that it tasted like the fair:) Recipe posted as written on Minimalist Baker website. I added a sprinkling of sea salt, and they remind us of a Payday bar!

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time30 mins
 1 ½ cups Medjool dates
 ½ cup Peanut butter
 ½ cup rolled oats
 Sea salt-optional
1

If your dates are not sticky and moist, soak in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain. Otherwise, proceed to step 2.
Add dates to a food processor and pulse until only small bits remain - it will likely clump into a ball - that’s what you want. If any big pieces remain, use a knife or spatula to push them down, then turn the machine back on to pulse.
Add peanut butter and oats and pulse a few more times until incorporated, stirring and scraping down sides as needed. If you prefer denser bars, add more oats.
Transfer to a parchment-lined 8x8 dish and press down until flat, OR scoop out 1 Tbsp amounts and roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet or plate. Transfer to freezer to set.
If making bars, slice into 8-10 bars (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and store in the fridge or freezer to keep fresh. They can be a little flimsy at room temp, so be gentle with how you stack them.
Will keep in the fridge for several weeks and in the freezer for up to a couple months or more.

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Ingredients

 1 ½ cups Medjool dates
 ½ cup Peanut butter
 ½ cup rolled oats
 Sea salt-optional

Directions

1

If your dates are not sticky and moist, soak in warm water for 10 minutes and then drain. Otherwise, proceed to step 2.
Add dates to a food processor and pulse until only small bits remain - it will likely clump into a ball - that’s what you want. If any big pieces remain, use a knife or spatula to push them down, then turn the machine back on to pulse.
Add peanut butter and oats and pulse a few more times until incorporated, stirring and scraping down sides as needed. If you prefer denser bars, add more oats.
Transfer to a parchment-lined 8x8 dish and press down until flat, OR scoop out 1 Tbsp amounts and roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet or plate. Transfer to freezer to set.
If making bars, slice into 8-10 bars (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and store in the fridge or freezer to keep fresh. They can be a little flimsy at room temp, so be gentle with how you stack them.
Will keep in the fridge for several weeks and in the freezer for up to a couple months or more.

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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