3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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3-ingredient peanut butter granola bars that are naturally sweetened, wholesome, and perfectly salty-sweet. A healthier snack for lunches, road trips, and more.

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Makes: 8 servings || Takes: 30 Minute

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups packed (~32 dates) dates, pitted (soak in warm water for 10 min if not sticky and moist)

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (creamy, salted is best, but most any kind will do)*

1/2 cup rolled oats (GF for gluten-free eaters)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Instructions

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 8×8 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 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 of months or more.

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