Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

Please note – A few wonderful people are testing this recipe to see if it’ll work with mashed bananas instead of pumpkin. I will update you! .

2.5 cups nuts – I used mixed almonds and pecans
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice 
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup pumpkin purée 
2 tbsp honey 
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp nut butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Process nuts in food processor – do not over process, they should be coarse. Remove from processor and mix in chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut and salt. 
In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, honey, vanilla and nut butter. 
Mix wet and dry ingredients well. 
Mix in cranberries and chocolate chips. 
Press down well into a parchment lined or well greased 8×8 or 9×9 pan. 
Bake for about 30 minutes until edges start to brown. 
Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes (they will fall apart if sliced too quickly but will harden too much if you wait too long). Slice into bars and allow to fully cool prior to serving. 

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