Homemade granola bars that are loaded with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. The granol abrs are vegan and perfect for the paleo diet.
In a bowl add the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.
Finely chop up the dried fruits and along with the rest of the ingredients (walnuts, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flax seeds) add them to a food processor and buzz them up a few times to break up the nuts and mix the ingredients nicely (or to a desired consistency). If you don’t have a food processor, just chop up the walnuts finely and then add the rest of the ingredients.
Transfer the mixture into to a 8x10 inch or 8x8 inch pan lined with parchment paper and pack down the mixture into one even solid layer.
Place a bowl over double boiler and add 4 oz of chocolate bar or chips and slowly melt them. Then, pour the melted chocolate over the nut mixture in the pan.
If you’d like to make your own chocolate, add the cocoa butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt over a double boiler. Stir the mixture with a whisk until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Let it cool down a bit and pour over the packed down granola mixture.