Chocolate Granola Bars

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Oats and chocolate are a combination I love. These simple granola bars are a healthy treat. They are vegan and oil free but the use of dairy milk and chocolate can be used if you prefer. I used peanuts in this recipe but almonds and hazelnuts work great too!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 hour's to set
Makes: 10 bars

18 dates (soaked in hot water)
1 handful of unsalted nuts
4 tbsps flour
1 cup of oats
Pinch of salt
2 tbsps maple syrup
2 tbsps of almond milk
100-150 grams of dark chocolate

Soak the dates for a minimum of 30 minutes in hot water.

Drain the dates and blend them with the nuts until you have a chunky paste.

Mix the paste with flour, oats, milk, maple syrup and salt.

Line a tray with baking paper and scoop the mix in. Spread evenly and press down firmly.

Melt the chocolate and pour over the mixture. Place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight OR pop into the freezer for 2 hours.

Cut into squares or bars and store in an air tight container for up to a week.

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