Figgy Granola Bars

hah! delicious and chocolatey

figgy-granola-barsGettin’ figgy wit it.

I know. That was bad. I apologize. Ahem. Let’s move on, shall we?

A simple little granola bar with a base of dried figs, oats, and almonds. Inspired by the 5 ingredient granola bars at Minimalist Baker, but of course, I tossed that 5 ingredient thing right out the window, adding coffee (because: morning), pepitas (because: Fall!) and flax seeds (because: health!), not to mention salt (because: who makes granola bars without salt??).

The real beauty of this recipe is that it can be anything you want it to be: add dried cranberries, or raisins, or chocolate, or all of the above. Swap out the coffee for water, switch up the figs for dates, add honey or agave or golden syrup, use any old nut you please. Keep it minimalist and pure or go wild and…

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