Dates are have lots of sugar and thus act as both a sweetener and binder. Thank you! I made these! Thanks for saying hello! I made these today and the were delicious. Getting the oats, nuts & seeds toasty made them over the top delicious when combined with the sweet dates & maple syrup. Also are these shelf stable and suitable for transport? Cheers! Including mixing in the no bake vegan brownie recipe of yours too! I used a blender to process the dates and it worked perfect ! I also treated the mix like a dough. Thank you so much!! I’m making these today, I love anything with extra seeds and you’ve got 4 different ones here, awesome! How can I use 7-grain cereal in this recipe? I may sub brown rice syrup for agave. These bars are delicious and super easy to make! Written by Becky. I didn’t think my husband would like them as he likes the sugary chocolate dipped ones, so I made it for myself as a post-workout snack. then when we arrive should i refreeze and take out as needed or just refrigerate? Only complaint is the little seeds get everywhere when you eat them but they’re totally worth the nutrition! Firmly flatten the mixture evenly across the bottom. I just got done making granola bars and now I wish I would’ve tried these. If anything, feel free to cut back the maple syrup a bit. Hi! Hi! Five Stars!!! Like always awesome posts! I would like to make something similar to Somersaults sunflower seed crunchy bites, which are more of a savory, salty snack. I would love to make these for an upcoming trip but wonder about the oats. Hmm, maybe! I give these away for the holidays and have a friend that begs me for them. Super easy and super delicious! I made these today and they are wonderful! Way better than store bought. But seriously, I could eat these for the rest of my life! He doesn’t like chia seeds, so I toasted quinoa with the almonds and oats. To shake things up you can always change the almonds to your favorite kind of nut. Hi! Most recipes for Paleo nut bars require a food processor to hold everything together. Thanks again for the recipe. I used pecans as the main nuts and toasted them with the oats, which made all the difference. thank you! I currently make a granola bar that is similar, but uses honey, oil and packed brown sugar melted to a boil for the glue effect, but of course want to make a healthier version. Check the comments for tips. But I have some fatty plump raisins that may work, or I can get some on my daily TJ run :) Seriously they look wonderful, Dana! These are so delicious! Delicious! They are very peanutty but very nice. So these must be very small bars. I thought I would find it in the Minimalist Baker’s Cookbook, which I just received in the mail, but it wasn’t (it looks like an awesome book, however!). They are very crumbly. You can also subscribe without commenting. Thanks so much. How do they harden? Because these bars pack well, they're great for taking along on … I don’t have a good processor, but was wondering if I could use my blender instead? I wanna make a paleo/trim healthy mama version of these RIGHT NOW! cocoa which resulted in a very tasty and less crumbly bar and added a boost of magnesium! Worked like a charm! Tag @minimalistbaker on Instagram and hashtag it #minimalistbaker so we can see all the deliciousness! I love what’s in this recipe. Thank you!! we will be making more for sure! I exchanged Jerusalem artichoke for shave and added a touch of coconut butter. They’re: Oaty No complaints here! used jaggery, coz i didnt have agave or maple syrup. I will make this again and again. These are great chewy bars! These are so delicious! Thanks for all doing all the leg work. We are so glad you enjoyed them! It will alter the overall flavor, but will work. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing! Others had success with this! Made these today but added goji berries and cranberries, my wife and I are addicted. This was so yummy! unwell indisputably come more formerly again as exactly the same just about a lot continuously within case you protect this increase. Hubby mentioned how good it smelled in the kitchen and later he helped himself while the bars were cooling down in the fridge. Holy moly! They are delicious! Hope that helps! So much better than any of the organic bars I bought. Will these bars keep longer if I bake them instead of freezing them? At least there’s a lot of of hungry kids around to eat your current batch :D Let me know if you give these a go, Janie! Yeah, this is happening. I made the first batch exactly per the recipe, I used pure maple syrup, and did not add any of the suggested additions. and a tsp of cinnamon. Can I replace or add protein powder to this recipe to make it high protein? Would that throw the recipe off? If you try this easy snack bar recipe, please let me know! Taste was nice but still too sweet for me. Thanks so much for sharing! Great ideas, Natasha! can i use tahini instead? After sourcing out a jalapeno chili powder and a few trial and errors, I’ve come up with a pretty darn good replacement. Love this recipe! I add extra seeds, including pumpkin, and use ground flax seeds to make them more digestible. We are trying to stick to a whole foods diet, so I left the agave nectar out and added some extra dates. YUMMY! We’re so glad you enjoyed these bars, Lena! I will not be buying granola bars from the store anymore! Next time I think I will add more oats, because they seem to need some more dry ingredients…love your recipes! Thank you in advance. Aw, we love it! This was really a pleasant surprise. Everett thinks he needs bars in his life too. Toss the whole and chopped almonds into a medium-sized bowl and add in the seeds, coconut flakes, salt and cinnamon and give it a stir. Thanks Jody! I am aware that it contains high fructose corn syrup which is unhealthy (also I can’t use honey). I made a batch of these before a long vacation and they saved us so many times – they were perfect for preventing mid-afternoon hanger and we ate them for breakfast a few times when we were travelling and didn’t want to have to give in to getting something else unhealthy from a coffee shop. I am only permitted 6 grams of sugar in a nut seed bar. Thanks. Preheat oven to 350°F. I am storing them in the freezer and they stay soft enough to not need defrosting. Glad you like them, Carrie :D. I have made your 5 ingredient granola bars twice now, and was excited to try your recipe for the seedy type. Fan for life :). BL. Use a spoon or your hands to thoroughly mix.