No Bake Granola Bars
Makes approx. 10 snack-size bars
1½ cups rolled oats
200g FreshLife Silver Platter Medjool Dates, pits removed, roughly chopped
1 cup FreshLife Oven Roasted Almonds, chopped
¼ cup FreshLife Whole Cranberries or chocolate chips
1 tbsp FreshLife Black Chia Seeds
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
Preheat oven to 180°C (160 °C fan bake). Line a 20x20cm square tin with baking paper.
Spread the oats over a baking tray and toast for 10-15 mins or until light golden brown in colour. Remove from the oven and cool.
Place the dates in a food processor and process well, or until a sticky ball of finely chopped dates forms in the bowl.
Place the oats, almonds, dates, cranberries (or chocolate chips) and chia seeds in a separate bowl.
Warm the maple syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Pour over the oat mixture and mix all the ingredients together well.
Tip the mixture into the tin and press down firmly and evenly (to approximately 2cm thick).
Cover and refrigerate for 20 mins to allow the mixture to firm up.
Remove from the tin and cut into whatever bar size your desire. The bars will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
TIP: You can use any dried fruit in place of cranberries, why not try sultanas or raisins?