These chewy and delicious granola bars pack a powerful punch! Loaded with healthy fats and nutrients that support brain health, be sure to double the batch because they will go quick. A overall great school or after school snack!
Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
To make date paste, blend dates with water in a food processor until combined. Set aside.
In a pot, melt nut butter and coconut oil over medium-heat until the mixture has thinned out, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer for about 2 minutes.
Add date paste, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to the pot and simmer for another 2 minutes or until mixture has combined. Fold in oats, chia seeds, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds.
Transfer the mixture into the lined pan and spread out evenly with a spatula. Add chocolate chips on top and gently press into the mixture
Place the pan in the fridge for about 1 hour to set. When the mixture has hardened, remove from the pan, and slice into bars.
Store bars in fridge or freezer until ready to eat. Enjoy!