Browse by
Browse by
Browse by
Browse by
Reduced Sugar Salted Chocolate Almond Granola Bars
Member Submitted Recipe
Reduced Sugar Salted Chocolate Almond Granola Bars
Recipe Review
Click star to rate
Please share your comments about this recipe
Recipe comments are reviewed before publishing, Please allow several days for your review to appear.
Not yet rated! 0
Sign in to rate this recipe

Soft and chewy no-bake granola bars that taste like brownies. Naturally sweetened with dates and packed with protein, these chocolaty treats are perfect for healthy breakfasts and snacks on the go.

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:10 to 0:15
8 medium or 12 smaller bars
Sign in to post a comment
Reduced Sugar Salted Chocolate Almond Granola Bars
Light Brown Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:10 to 0:15
Yield :
8 medium or 12 smaller bars


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted Mejool dates
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt, such as sea salt or fleur de sel, plus additional for sprinkling


  1. Place rack in the center of oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch dish with parchment paper so that the paper hangs out the sides; set aside.
  2. Spread oats and almonds in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet, keeping the two separate, and toast for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown. Meanwhile, place dates in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the dates and pulse few times until they begin to form a sticky paste, about 8-10 pulses. Add chopped walnuts and process until mixture forms a sticky ball that begins to pull away from sides of the bowl, stopping once or twice to scrape down the bowl as needed. Add cocoa powder, almond butter, brown sugar, honey, flaxseed meal (if using) and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Process until mixture forms a smooth, shiny ball, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the bowl a few times as needed. Add toasted oats and pulse again, until evenly combined.
  4. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, then with a wooden spoon, mix in toasted almonds until evenly distributed. Press mixture into an even layer in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt, then press down once more to ensure the salt sticks. Place pan in the freezer for 10 to 20 minutes to set.
  5. Once bars have firmed, use parchment paper to lift the bars from the pan. Transfer to a cutting board, slice into bars, and serve.
  6. Store leftover granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.


Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Erin Clarke @WellPlated.

This Reduced Sugar Salted Chocolate Almond Granola Bars recipe has been submitted by one of our Imperial Sugar friends and has not been tested in our kitchen. If you have any problems with this recipe, or would like to give us your feedback, please email us by clicking here.

Shout Out To Our Baking Friends
    ::    Ssierra    ::    Linda D    ::    Debsafan    ::    Shannon Condor    ::    Judy V    ::    angela c    ::    Tabitha    ::    tbiggers66    ::    jdiaz    ::    THERESA :)    ::    Leah G    ::    Dale Cafe    ::    LoLo    ::    Marian H    ::    teezzee    ::    JHale    ::    Helene Moffatt    ::    Jan E    ::    Denise D    ::    aellis
Trusted by home bakers since 1843
Imperial Sugar sugar bag

Sign up today for our free newsletter. Get exclusive recipes and coupons!

© 2012-2019 Imperial Sugar. All rights reserved. All Imperial Sugar branded products are the registered marks of the Imperial Sugar Company.