These are so good. I am going to give you two versions. I love both of them. I am not sure they fall under the catagory of the lowest fat granola bars but they are worth it.
First version (This is the original recipe. I got this from my visiting teacher when we were first married and living in Mutton Hollow. I made many a batch of these when the kids were small) They are a dryer and more crumbly bar. I often just crumbled them up and used it as granola.
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1 cup cashews ( can use any nut, but this is my favorite)
1 cup flour
2 bags of chopped dates ( this is my addition and not on original recipe–but makes these so much better)
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Bring the honey, butter and the brown sugar to a boil. Pour over the remaining ingredients. Press into a 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. This is also good crumbled and served over yogurt and fruit.
Second version: Follow instructions for first version except add 4 TB more butter and about 1/4 cup more brown sugar and 2 tsp vanilla. Bake about 30 minutes. These are much more gooey and chewey. Both are so good, just depends on what you are in the mood for. I have to say-I prefer the gooey, chewey extra butter version. I don’t know why I think just because they are “granola bars” I think they are a health food!!!!