Double Chocolate Granola Bars

These are crazy delicious!

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, lightly chopped
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, divided in half
  • 3 large dates, pitted and chopped

Heat oven to 325.

Toast oats in a 10″ skillet for 10 minutes.

Melt maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt in a saucepan over medium low heat. Once melted, turn off heat and stir in almond butter and cacao powder until well combined.

Add melted maple syrup mixture, chia seeds, nuts and pumpkin seeds to the oats and stir together. Stir in 1/4 cup of the chocolate and the dates. Once the mixture is well combined, use the back of a spatula or spoon to push the mixture down so the top is flat.

Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Once the chocolate on top melts, spread it around with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.

Let the bars cool completely. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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