Oh, granola bars: how much we love you. Save a trip to the store and some extra cash by DIY-ing your oat-y, fruity snack. And PS, they taste way better than the store-bought kind.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Recipe by: Rebecca Firkser

Makes: 8 servings

​Ready in: 15 minutes, plus freezing time

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup dates, pitted

1/2 cup dried apricots

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

1/3 cup almond butter

2 cups oats

1 teaspoon allspice

1/4 cup chopped toasted nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, etc.)

Pinch Kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Soak dates and apricots in a bowl of very hot water for 10 minutes, then puree in a food processor until smooth.

2. Add honey and almond butter to the food processor and continue to purée.

3. In a large bowl, combine oats, allspice, nuts and seeds, and salt.

4. Add the date mixture to the oat mixture and combine (hands may be the best method).

5. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper (leaving overhang on the edges) and press dough firmly into the pan.

6. Place in the freezer to set, 40-60 minutes.

7. Slice into bars and store in the fridge.

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