Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola Bars
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Serves: 12 granola bars
 
Ingredients
  • 2¼ C old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ C wheat bran or oat bran
  • ¼ C ground flax seed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 C chopped or slivered almonds
  • ⅔ C honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C dried tart cherries, chopped
  • ¼ C dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper so that the edges hang over the sides of the dish.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat bran, flax seed, salt, and chopped almonds.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat together honey, coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla extract over medium heat until coconut oil is melted and brown sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour over oat mixture and stir until coated. Stir in cherries and dark chocolate chips.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Press firmly into the bottom of the pan. (If you do not press mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan, the bars will fall apart later.)
  6. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by A Kitchen Addiction at https://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/dark-chocolate-cherry-almond-granola-bars/