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    • I’m so sorry about that! I’ve just updated the recipe with the correct number. There was a weird conversion when I copied and pasted the recipe into the recipe formatting plugin. “1/3” turned into “?” It should be 1/3 cup of sesame seeds and coconut oil.

    • so I just made these last night and think I know how to make sure they stay together.
      1) use parchment paper. I oiled with coconut oil and it just wasn’t enough- I had to work hard to get them to lift off the pan and that ended up causing some breakage/falling apart
      2) let them completely cool before cutting. I tried to cut mine an hour after they were out of the oven and the first piece looked very fragile so I popped the pan in the fridge overnight and was able to cut them easily in the morning

      They’re really delicious! I made some minor changes due to ingredients I had on hand- coconut shreds instead of flakes, raisins instead of cherries, no banana chips- and they’re really good.

    • The 2 tablespoons of oil is listed right after the chocolate, so I would assume that the 1/3 cup goes with the main ingredients, and the 2 TBS goes with the chocolate.(and those amounts do make sense by the way) 🙂

      I plan to try these as soon as I get the ingredients that I don’t have (and fix my oven! LOL)

  1. I make these all the time! I usually use a combo of raisins and cranberries because they are so much cheaper. And I add a handul of enjoy life chocolate chips in the mix instead of on top. The recipe is really forgiving and easy to tweak. I even sneak in flax seeds and my husband has never noticed. This is my go to “granola bar” recipe. Sometimes I push the mixture in mini muffin tins…they bake much faster, you don’t have to cut them, and are perfectly portioned. Thank you so much!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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