Date-Pistachio Granola Bars
The mix-ins in these homemade granola bars are inspired by ingredients commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking--dates, hazelnuts, pistachios, tahini and cardamom. But feel free to vary the dried fruit, nuts, seeds and/or spices to your preference. We tested several sticky sweeteners, including maple syrup and honey, but found brown rice syrup held the bars together the best.
To make ahead: Individually wrap airtight and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Equipment: Parchment paper
1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat