Granola Bars

2cups old-fashioned oats
1cup slivered almonds
1/2cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2cup chopped pecans
1/4cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1/4cup sunflower seeds
1/4cup dried cranberries
1/4cup dates
3Tbsp butter, or coconut oil
2/3cup honey or maple syrup
1/2tsp salt
1tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread the oats, coconut, almonds and pecans on a baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Move mixture to a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients up through the dates.
Turn oven down to 300 degrees.
In the meantime while the oven is cooling, melt the butter, honey, salt and vanilla over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add to the dry ingredients and thoroughly mix. Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 2 hours and then cut into bars.
Wrap individually and refrigerate until ready to eat or place individual pieces on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in the freezer for one hour, then move to a freezer bag. Remove from freezer a few minutes before eating.