Gluten Free Nut Bars Deluxe

Gluten Free Nut Bar Deluxe

2  cups oatmeal – rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons butter
I/4 cup cup coconut- shredded
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup raisin
1/4 cup dried cranberries
11 Medjool dates
3 cups -mixed nut mixture  (pecans , almonds, peanuts ,brazilian nuts)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup honey preferably Wildflower or Orange
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
Spray for coating pan ( butter or canola )
Parchment paper
2 metal sheet pans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In sheet pan add 1 teaspoon butter, oatmeal, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon sea salt.  Toast for 15 minutes. Let cool.
While seeds are toasting:
In food processor add nuts, brown sugar , dates and 1 teaspoon sea salt . In pulse mode, chop nut mixture approx 1/4 inch pieces.
**Do not over process nuts to a crumble.

Meanwhile in medium sauce pan add honey, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon butter. Heat until slight bubble. Do not boil. Using a wooden spoon, add nut and oatmeal mixture to sauce pan. Blend well coating nuts and oatmeal.  Add raisins, currants, coconut and cranberries.  Stir ingredients well.

While still hot,  spray 2 metal sheet pans with oil.  Place parchment paper on top.  Pour granola mixture evenly over parchment paper.
Bake for 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Let cool for 15 minutes.
To cut:
Spray cutting knife with oil
Cut in squares, leave on parchment paper until ready to eat

This is a healthy snack your family will love!

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