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Homemade Granola Bar Treats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
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Ingredients

One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed dairy milk or coconut milk

1/2 cup unsweetened nut or seed butter (I love cashew butter, almond butter and tahini the best!) 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

3 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 

1 cup roasted salted nuts 

3 tablespoons flax seeds, or a mix of different seeds (chia, millet, sunflower, etc.) 

3/4 cup candy-coated chocolates, such as M&M's or muted-color ones from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's

1/2 cup dried apricots 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with enough parchment paper so that it comes up the sides and hangs over by 1 inch.
  2. Stir together the condensed milk, nut or seed butter, vanilla and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the oats, nuts and seeds and mix to combine. Scrape into the baking dish and spread it out evenly. Press the candy-coated chocolates and dried apricots into the top. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely. Chop into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze these.